Hug the coastal roads as you head east through many communities bearing the word “Port” before their names. Port Burwell is known as the "jewel of Erie's North Shore".
Located at the mouth of Big Otter Creek, Port Burwell is home to an historic lighthouse, a marine museum, marinas and beaches. The lighthouse was constructed in the 1840s and is home to the tourist information centre.
Between Port Royal and Port Rowan, there’s a turnoff on Hwy 59 to Long Point Provincial Park and Big Creek National Wildlife Area. The wetlands at Big Creek provide an essential habitat for an assortment of rare plants animals, insects, fish, reptiles and amphibians. The woody swamp environment of the Hahn Woods provides a nesting habitat for at least 30 species of birds.
The pier at Port Dover is a favourite place for tourists to stroll. Seats line the walk leading out to a small lighthouse making for an enjoyable place to relax on a hot day.
While primarily an agricultural area, Nanticoke is also a highly industrialized community. Home to the Stelco Lake Erie steel works, the Nanticoke Refinery and the Nanticoke Generating Station, this city was designated a Canadian national historic site in 1924.
Where to Camp: Rock Point Provincial Park, Selkirk Provincial Park