Our latitude #onthe42 paralell influences our climate, our cultural identity, our identification as the Southernmost Municipality in mainland Canada, and the experiences that our community and visitors are able to enjoy while they explore Leamington.
Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Leamington boasts a temperate fall complete with an abundant harvest, safe outdoor adventure for the family, and delicious local food to warm your stomach as the temperature turns chilly.
There is so much to experience during fall #onthe42.
Thiessen Orchards believes that your family will visit our farm and leave with a sense of joy. Memories are created and often traditions are started that will be in your family for a long time. We offer Pick Your Own Apples, hay rides in the orchard, and a pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins. All ages can burn some energy in the popular HAYMOW, an old rustic barn filled with straw and 2 giant slides. Your family can also challenge the 5 acre corn maze, dig deep down in the sandboxes and fly high on the huge swing sets. The Kountry Kitchen serves up a delicious menu consisting of Sausage on a Bun, Jumbo Hot Dogs, Fresh Apple Cider, warm or cold homemade apple pie, caramel apples, apple fritters & muffins to name a few. Enjoy all of these wonderful items in our large picnic area.
Leamington's unique climate is an important destination for the Monarch butterfly, during their migration period. Point Pelee welcomes these beautiful creatures every year, to their Monarch Trail. Prior to flying to Central Mexico, the Monarchs always stop at Point Pelee for their cool climate, trees and water point. Point Pelee's trees are an excellent resources for the Monarchs to lay in on warm days. Their offspring will then arrive in Point Pelee, in the early Spring and start the process of Migration.
Point Pelee National Park is located in the Municipality of Leamington in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Both the Municipality and the park are an important annual stopover point for migrating monarchs. Beginning in 2015, the Town of Leamington partnered with Point Pelee National Park to install monarch habitat in 18 plant beds, along 2 km of a popular existing trail. Officially named “The Leamington Monarch Trail,” it is a milkweed and nectar habitat installation which includes new trilingual interpretive signage to communicate the importance of monarch habitat to the conservation of the species.