Blenheim/Erieau Ontario's Cherry Capital
Blenheim is in the heart of the Carolinian zone where tender fruits such as cherries, plums, peaches, apricots and grapes grow. The orchards are spectacular when they burst into blossom during early May. When harvest season and the Blenheim Cherry Festival arrive in mid-July, delicious fruit becomes plentiful throughout the region.
The Blenheim Freedom Library & Military Museum, located at 27 George St., preserves a treasure trove of stories, memorabilia, artifacts and archives from local military personnel with service from WW1 to the present. Summer hours are Tue.- Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m..
Erieau is located at the end of County Rd 12, which leads through lush farmland past McGeachy Pond Conservation Area with its lookout platform and scenic shoreline trail, and on to Erieau's sandy beach and harbour. The Erieau Marsh Trail follows an abandoned railway corridor past Rondeau Bay. The narrow jetty to the lighthouse is intriguing and Rondeau Bay has some of the best walleye and bass fishing on Lake Erie.