Middlesex County

Middlesex County

Agricultural roots run deep in Middlesex County. Charming small towns and rural communities offer wonderful local culture and cuisine to explore.

Enjoy horseback trail rides, sunflower fields and pick your own fruit and berries. At the Crump Family Farm, visitors can even go for a walk with an alpaca.

The unique landscape reflects the natural transition between Ontario’s northern and southern habitats. As such, Middlesex is populated with lush Carolinian forests and parks such as Komoka Provincial Park and conservation areas like Fanshawe Conservation Area.

Map of Middlesex County

Where is Middlesex County?

Middlesex County is located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, at the junction of Highway 401 and 402, which allows for convenient border crossings in Sarnia/Port Huron, Windsor/Detroit and Fort Erie/Buffalo.

The county is served by London International Airport and VIA Rail, which stops at London Trail Station. The region is best explored by car, although limited bus service is provided by Middlesex County Connect.

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Things to do in Middlesex County

View the fall colours

When temperatures dip, go for a walk and take in the beauty of the fall colours. Try Fanshawe Conservation Area, Komoka Provincial Park or the Dorchester Mill Pond Eco Trail.

Learn Indigenous history

The Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum in the Longwoods Conservation Area offers an opportunity to explore a recreated longhouse, along with hands-on exhibits of Indigenous artifacts.

Ride in a hot air balloon

Book a flight with Sundance Balloons and float over the rolling hills of Middlesex County. Morning, evening or daytime flights are available through the summer, weather permitting.

Take a selfie with sunflowers

Take the ultimate sunflower selfie on the Sunflower Walk at the Crump Family Farm. This family-run farm also houses a herd of alpacas.

Dance in a country music hall

The family-owned Purple Hill Country Music Hall hosts live country music, including their monthly “Purple Hill’s Grande Old Country Opry Show,” held the first Sunday of every month.

Enjoy an ice cream

Open seasonally from spring until autumn, the Lickity Split Ice Cream Parlour in the village of Parkhill serves up a revolving lineup of delicious ice creams by the cup or cone.

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Last updated: March 30, 2024

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