The Lynn Valley Rail Trail provides an 8km trail for cyclists, cross country skiers and hikers. The trail runs between Port Dover and Simcoe and is only a short distance from the park by car. Scuba is becoming increasingly popular in the area which has in excess of 200 ship wreck sites. Long Point stretches well into the middle of Lake Erie providing a significant obstacle for navigation. The long arm of the peninsula, the shoals, the shifting sandbars along with the strong currents and wicked Great Lakes storms all contributed to the large number of sinkings.
Nature Nature lovers are in their element here. The area has a wide assortment of amphibians and reptiles. The temperate climate (due largely to the parks southern latitude) allows plants and animals to thrive which aren't seen anywhere else in Canada. An excellent example of this is North America's only marsupial, the Virginia Opossum, which if you're lucky you might just catch a glimpse of on your visit.
The park is one of the first landfalls on the northern shore of Lake Erie and as such is one of the best birding areas in the country during Spring and Fall migration. Over 350 species have been identified on the peninsula. A large percentage of the observed varieties nest on the point during the summer. For more information and a change to watch bird banding in progress, stop in at the Visitors Centre of the Long Point Bird Observatory. Ask the park for a copy of the birding checklist to get a better idea of what to expect to find in the area.
For information on Conservation Areas and Provincial Parks in the area have a look at our resource listings and make a point to consult wish the staff at the park.
Long Point is just a few hours by car from Toronto. Pearson, Toronto's International Airport has connections to all the world's major cities. The city of London (Ontario, that is), just to the northwest of the park also has an international airport. From the U.S. the nearest border crossings in the east (New York State) are in the Buffalo/Niagara area. To the west (Michigan), border crossings can be found at Port Huron/Sarnia and Windsor/Detroit. There are a number of marinas in the nearby towns along the shores of Lake Erie. American visitors traveling by boat must clear customs.
Tourism - Ontario
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Towns - Nearby
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Bluebill Marina - (519) 586-3050, Port Rowen, Ontario
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Greens at Renton - Golf
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Long Point National Wildlife Area - (519) 681-6396
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