One of Ontario’s southernmost towns, Leamington sits on the 42nd parallel and shares the same latitude as northern California, Barcelona and Rome.

The history of Leamington is intrinsically tied to tomato farming, as the town hosted a major ketchup bottling facility for over a century. While the facility is no longer operational, Leamington is still known as the “Tomato Capital of Canada”.

Leamington is also known as the gateway to Point Pelee National Park, a birding hotspot and wildlife sanctuary. The town is also home to an Arts Centre, authentic Latin restaurants and great places to catch a sunrise or sunset.

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Where is Leamington?

The second largest municipality in Essex County, the town of Leamington is located on the north shore of Lake Erie. The town is just under an hour’s drive along Highway 3 from Windsor and about 4.5 hours’ drive from the Greater Toronto Area.

Leamington and the surrounding region are most easily explored by car or motorcycle, although bus service between Leamington and Windsor is provided daily by LTW Transit.

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Things to do in Leamington

Watch the sun come up

Grab a coffee at Lakeside Bakery Deli Cafe, find a comfortable spot on the open green or sandy beach at Seacliff Park and watch the sunrise over the sparkling waters of Lake Erie.

Sample craft brews

Housed in a historic building from 1911, Cured Brewery in Leamington crafts small-batch beers on-site, available to sample in their taproom. The brewery also hosts live music events.

Step back in time

Discover Leamington’s history with a visit to a museum. Get started at the Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Society and the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village.

Go apple picking

Spend a day picking apples at Thiessen Orchards, a pick-your-own apple orchard that’s operated since 1934. They also offer pick-your-own pumpkins and a selfie-worthy sunflower field.

Go birding at a marsh

With five kilometres of hiking trails around a pristine marshland habitat, the Hillman Marsh Conservation Area offers birders an opportunity to view herons, egrets, songbirds and bald eagles.

Discover authentic Latin cuisine

Thanks to a large Mexican community, the town is home to many authentic Latin restaurants. Local favourites include El Comal and Taco Tony.

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Last updated: March 29, 2024

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