Lake Horse Inn
The Duchess of Wellington
Log Home Bed and Breakfast
A Touch of Home
By the Bay
Helga's Bed and Breakfast
Omstead's On Erie Bed & Breakfast
Stonegate Bed & Breakfast
Extending 8 km out into Lake Erie, the Rondeau Peninsula and its Bay protect one of Canada’s largest tracts of Carolinian forest, bordered by Freshwater Dunes and Black Oak Savannah. Created in 1894, Rondeau Provincial Park’s southern-style climate harbours broad diversities that delight naturalists: Spiny Softshell Turtle, Tulip-tree, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pumpkin Ash, Yellow-breasted Chat, Swamp Rose-mallow, Virginia Opossum and the Prothonotary Warbler.
Rondeau is a magnet for year-round bird watching. A Christmas Bird Count held continuously since 1939 includes a roster of up to 198 winter birds. The spring migration attracts birders world-wide; beginning in March tens of thousands of Ducks, Geese and Tundra Swans cover Rondeau Bay. Then…the pinnacle of the spring migration – the song birds! Beginning in April and reaching its peak in May, the colourful song birds move through the park at astounding numbers. In the fall birds are again on the move accompanied by clouds of Monarch Butterflies gathering for the flight to Mexico.
Located in Chatham-Kent on the north shore of Lake Erie, Rondeau is open all year for hiking, skiing, canoeing, with excellent beaches, great swimming, windsurfing, boating, wreck-diving and fishing during the summer. Serviced camping sites are in the park, and within an hour’s drive there are a variety of bed and breakfasts and inns ranging from a log cabin to Victorian era mansions. Many of these provide information kits and services for cyclists to supplement a network of routes through urban and rural areas and into the park itself.
Chatham-Kent is a collection of vibrant Communities, offering experiences in dining, shopping, entertainment and heritage perspectives along with the eco-attractions of Rondeau, Wheatley, and protected wetlands and wooded areas.
To view the web sites of individual B & Bs, please see list to the left and contact them directly for reservations.
To inquire about Rondeau Park Bed and Breakfast Association, please call 519.351.3126