We know, getting across the border can be a hassle. From the gridlock of Ambassador Bridge to the hassle of remembering your passport, it takes an exceptional reason to make the trip up ...south worthwhile.
While there are minor inconveniences, metro Windsor is filled to the brim with fun and appetizing activities, and hey, it technically counts as international travel, which you can brag about on Tinder.
Adventure Bay Waterpark
With kids or not, nothing beats a ride down a waterslide. Complete with a wave pool, lazy river, and “whizzard," Adventure Bay provides all the amenities for an enticing afternoon. The park’s address, rates, and hours can be accessed here.
Nothing beats a panoramic view of the Detroit river. At the Windsor Flying Club, this view can be seen from the comfort of a Cessna 172 aircraft. The WFC offers various “scenic flight” options, including a 20-minute flight around the city, a 40-minute jaunt where one can “fly to Peche Island and then follow the Detroit river down as far as Amherstburg, then return to Windsor," and a 60-minute flight. Ticket prices range from $90-$224 and can be purchased here.
Relax at Point Pelee National Park. According to the Canadian Parks website, Point Pelee is a “lush Carolinian forest oasis at the southern tip of Canada, Point Pelee National Park resounds with migrating song birds in the spring, hums with cicadas in the summer, flutters with Monarch butterflies in the fall, and is a peaceful place of reflection in the winter.” The park also houses various marshlands, perfect for an afternoon of kayaking. The only downside to Point Pelee is that it’s an hour drive from central Windsor, but the serene sights of the Canadian outback should make it worthwhile. More information can be found here.
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