Point Pelee National Park:
The Marsh Boardwalk

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

One of the first walks you’ll see coming into Point Pelee National Park is the Marsh Boardwalk (click here to view a comprehensive map of Point Pelee). The park info claims that the Marsh Boardwalk is a 45 minute walk, but when we walked it at a leisurely pace, it took us between 20-25 minutes. The entire walk is on a well-built boardwalk, totally elevated on solid water marsh. It wasn’t as filled with evident wildlife as the rest of the park, but was a favorite walk due to how peaceful it feels to be out on the water.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

{ Some interesting looking ducks }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

{ The ever-curious terrier }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

{ The most common bird in the area — the Red Winged Black Bird }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

{ click here to view the above panorama in full-resolution }

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click here to view the above panorama in full-resolution }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

{ I love this picture of Miles and my mother – same expressions! }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

After the walk, Miles gave me a begging look, basically asking me if he could chase the Canadian Geese nearby.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

Miles once got away at an agility park event (not during competition), and chased thousands of Canadian Geese. In circles, for 5 full minutes. It was terrifying. Thankfully they were as freaked out as I was. One goose could do some serious damage!

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

I gave Miles a weighty explanation about how “sometimes we can’t always do what we want, humans know this more than anyone,” and Miles heard “blahhhhh blahhhh blah no blahhh blahhhhh”

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i> Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The Marsh Boardwalk</i>

{ A beautifully written tribute marks the entrance of the Marsh Boardwalk }

4 comments on Point Pelee National Park:
The Marsh Boardwalk

  • Danielle

    Looks like a very nice place.
    The goose chasing story and your explanation to Miles about why he can’t chase them (and his expression!) cracked me up!!! 🙂

    • Emma (author)

      It is a incredible place Danielle. Maybe after you see more photos, you’ll put it on your Ontario vacation wish-list! Oliver would love it…

  • Mary Dee

    My great-great grands lived on Pelee Island from the 1850s to the early 1870s; they emigrated from Ireland with a stopover in NS and another in Thorold (ONT). A couple of years ago, I was able to confirm the family legend of them living on “an island in Lake Erie”. Due to research, I learned it was Pelee Island. I wondered how near you might be on this trip, so I appreciate this blog post greatly 🙂

    • Emma (author)

      Hello Mary Dee,
      How amazing about your family history. Most of my mother’s side of the family were from Ireland too. I wish I knew as much about that side of my family as you know of yours! Of all of the islands in the area, how special that they lived on Pelee island. I have heard it is a really beautiful place. My mother has many memories from visiting as a child. It is almost like a neverland place in my memory, from all of the stories!

      I looked through my photos from the trip, and found this picture I took of a map they had displayed on the Point. I think you’ll find it very informative – click here to see it. Let me know what you think. And stay tuned, I have several more posts planned about Point Pelee National park. I walked all over, and learned a lot about the wildlife. I hope you can visit the area someday.

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