Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Ontario
Canada Travel Guide - Ontario

Wheatley

Wheatley is a community in Southwestern Ontario, within the municipality of Chatham-Kent. It lies about 12 kilometres east of Leamington. The small town celebrates the annual Fish Festival during the summer, St. John the Baptist celebration, outdoor summer concerts, Two Creeks Conservation Area events, and other community events. The large fishing port on Lake Erie is on the flight path for migratory birds and monarch butterflies and annually attracts birders from around the world.

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. As well, Rondeau Provincial Park is only a half-hour's 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.

 

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