Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Holiday Beach offers a long sandy beach on the Lake Erie shoreline, plus many other amenities. It is ideal for a day at the beach, a beautiful picnic, or a vacation getaway. Holiday Beach Conservation Area has serviced seasonal campsites, a stunning rental cottage, new showers and washrooms, large shady picnic areas, a playground, nature trails, a boardwalk, and a three-storey observation tower. It is also one of the sites at which Conservation Education Field Studies are conducted.
Holiday Beach is known as a fabulous place for canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, cross country skiing, along with birdwatching and photography.
The park is open for day use from 6am – 8pm daily, from mid-April – Thanksgiving annually. Entry is collected by a credit-card friendly automated gate.
Holiday Beach and Big Creek Conservation Areas received international recognition in 2000 as a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA), joining BirdLife International’s global network of IBA sites. The designation is a result of the significance of the area for raptor migration and as a known breeding area for Prothonotary Warblers (a nationally endangered species).
The world-renowned Festival of Hawks takes place each September. There you can witness the migration celebration as thousands of hawks, vultures, eagles, falcons and other birds of prey concentrate in the area before heading across the Detroit River towards warmer, more southerly destinations for the winter.
LOCATION: 6952 County Rd 50, Amherstburg, Ontario N0R 1G0
CONTACT: 519-736-3772 or 1-888-487-4760