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A 1km Floating Boardwalk Is The Perfect Spring Hike In Ontario

This spring you should take a road trip down to Point Pelee. My moms been telling me for years to make the visit at least once because it's one of the coolest outdoor spaces in Ontario. It's Canada's second smallest national park and is the most ecologically diverse, making it a perfect destination for those looking to get in touch with nature.

Although I only wanted to make the visit for fishing, Point Pelee offers a variety of interesting attractions. Of them is the kilometre-long, marsh boardwalk that floats over a large marsh ecosystem in the park.

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You'll come across several points of interest during your hike, such as an observation tower with telescopes, forest trails, and a diversity of wildlife from bulrush plants to blackbirds and turtles.

Over 10,000 monarch butterflies migrate from Point Pelee in late summer/early fall, making a 3,000-kilometre journey to the mountains of central Mexico for the winter. A hike on the marsh boardwalk during the butterfly migrations is something you wouldn't expect to find in Ontario.

Fun fact: The park has a butterfly hotline you can call to let you know when the best times for viewing the migrations are.

Aside from the marsh boardwalk alone, Point Pelee also has forest trails, sandy beaches and dark skies for stargazing available.

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