Lake Erie North Shore & Pelee Island

Similar latitude to Northern California, you are visiting one of Canada’s best wine regions…

wander in complete solitude along the beachfront bluffs on the north shore of one of the Great Lakes…

quiet, laid-back living and natural beauty abound located within a birders paradise. Observe mass seasonal migrations of countless species…

take a relaxing drive through the low traffic country roads, stopping at local vineyards for wine tastings and local farm stands for seasonal produce. Some of these stands are not even manned. Take what you need and drop your Looneys into the provided cash box, the honor system rules…

drive to the charming and well known town of Stratford for some theater, then head back to your solitude, lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves lapping at the shoreline...

and another day tomorrow...

 

The Nordhaus

This tastefully decorated cottage is nestled between 100 year old Maple trees next to a ravine and sitting on a bluff 60 feet above the lake. It guarantees expansive water views that you will memorize forever. Some wooden stairs will lead you down to your secluded private sandy beach. In the summer the water temperature will reach 80 degrees (25 Celsius). The balmy nights will invite you to start a bonfire, collectable driftwood abound...


Where is the Nordhaus?

You will find the Nordhaus approximately 6 km (4 mi) east of the small town of Wheatley.

Wheatley is a community in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, within the municipality of Chatham-Kent. It lies about 12 km (8 mi) east of Leamington and 12 km South of Tilbury (exit of the maor Highway 401). Nearby parks include Two Creeks Conservation Area, which has 15 km of hiking and bicycling paths, Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area, Hillman Marsh Conservation Area and Point Pelee National Park. Rondeau Provincial Park is only a forty-five minute drive to the east. It also boasts Wheatley Provincial Park, home to the endangered Blue Racer snake, which can only be found in the park as well as the Point Pelee National Park and on Pelee Island.


Wheatley hosts a "Fish Festival" each civic holiday weekend, starting the first weekend of August. Featured at the festival are the Big Boyz Fishing Derby, Smoked Fish Contest, Famous Yellow Perch and Broasted Chicken Dinner (all you can eat), Two Creeks Concerts, Parades, Wheatley Idol and more!


Closest larger town is Leamington.

Leamington, chosen to be the most desireable town to live in Canada, according to a Canadian Magazine, enjoys the second warmest climate in Canada, after the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Leamington lies on the 42nd Parallel, the same latitude as Chicago, Rome and the northern border of California. Leamington is situated on the north shore of Lake Erie and is home to Point Pelee National Park, a major site for migrating birds especially in the fall. As such, it plays host to many birdwatchers from Canada, the United States and from all around the world. The region is also known for the migration of Monarch butterflies, which congregate in the fall at Point Pelee before making their way across Lake Erie on their route to winter quarters in central Mexico. Another important natural area near Leamington is the wetland at Hillman Marsh, located six km east of the town.

 

Mitchells Bay is known for it’s world class fishing. Also very popular for Wind- and Kitesurfing, boating and other watersports.

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Places of Interest and things to do

If you feel the need to explore your surroundings, there are many destinations in the immediate area. Whether you are into Birdwatching, Watersports, Hiking, Biking, Golfing or Cultural Events….it’s ALL there.

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