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about John E. Pearce Provincial Park
John E. Pearce Provincial Park is a small provincial park in southwestern Ontario, Canada. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Erie, near the town of Blenheim.
The park covers an area of 147 hectares (363 acres) and features a variety of recreational opportunities, including camping, swimming, hiking, and picnicking. The park’s beach offers a sandy swimming area and a playground, and several picnic areas are scattered throughout the park. There are 125 campsites in the park, including some with electrical hookups and four group camping areas.
The park is also known for its diverse plant and animal life. The Carolinian forest that covers much of the park is home to several species of birds, including bald eagles, ospreys, and great blue herons. The park’s wetlands are home to various waterfowl, frogs, and turtles.
John E. Pearce Provincial Park is open from late April to Thanksgiving weekend in October, and campsite reservations can be made online through the Ontario Parks website.
Facebook and Website Links
John E. Pearce Official website
John E. Pearce Facebook
Phone #: 519-874-4691
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: Box 9 Port Burwell, ON N0J 1T0
Opening seasons: June 2, 2023 to October 9, 2023
Camping & Accommodation
This is a day-use-only park. Free Admission. Park(s) nearby for camping: Rondeau and Port Burwell
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Spicer Trail 1.5 km (1 hour) easy
This trail leads through a centuries-old hardwood forest. Fifteen interpretive stops are described in the trail guide and 30 trees are identified along the trail.
Wetland ‘Storey’ Trail 1.5 km (1 hour) easy
This trail meanders through a significant wetland restoration area where visitors can enjoy the landscape from a viewing platform. This trail showcases 3 new wetlands surrounded by tallgrass prairie and offers 15 informative interpretive panels along the way.
There are no dedicated biking trails in the park.
Maps & Resources
Ontario parks have a brochure for the spicer trail click here for more information
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