Pelee Island is the largest island on Lake Erie and is the southern-most point in Canada. Its climate is amongst the mildest in Canada and the community is mostly agricultural based, growing soybeans, wheat, corn and grapes. It is 19km in length and 6km in width with a circumference of about 28km of relatively flat roads that are good for cycling. There are several restaurants and ice cream parlours, a winery, an excellent bakery and several public beaches on the island. We landed on the West Dock and our cottage rental was a very short distance from there.
The cottage that our friends rented, called “On Pelee Time”, was situated on the west shore of Pelee Island and we could see the waters of Lake Erie just across the road. It was huge with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a powder room, a fully stocked kitchen, dining room table and large living room area. But the best feature was the screened in porch that allowed us to get fresh air while providing protection from the bugs. We enjoyed this area so much that other than sleeping at night, we spent most of our time at the cottage in this space.