- The list below includes 56 free or cheap things to do in or near Essex, Ontario, including 81 different types of inexpensive activities like Farms & Ranches, Bowling, Parks and Movie Theaters.
- From Serenity Lavender Farm to Belle Isle Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Essex and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Dearborn, Detroit, Taylor and Amherstburg.
Over 40 varieties are featured at Serenity Lavender Farm. Teaming up with other local businesses, the farm has co-created a variety of products they now sell in their store, such as aromatherapy items, soaps, and baking ingredients. Throughout the year, the farm hosts special festivals.
Situated on a river island, Belle Isle Park is a state park featuring the country's oldest aquarium, a zoo, and a plant conservatory. The park also offers a driving range, ball fields, and is the home of an historic lighthouse.
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277 King St, Amherstburg, Canada MoreLess Info
Located in Amherstburg, the North American Black Historical Museum showcases unique exhibits related to Black History, slavery and freedom. Next to the museum, visit the historic Taylor Log Cabin and the Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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Bois Blanc Island, Amherstburg, Canada MoreLess Info
Designated a historical site, the Bois Blanc Island Light House & Blockhouse is located in Amherstburg along the Detroit River. Learn about the history of the island and the importance it played during the defense of Fort Malden in 1837-38.
Walk across the riverfront, watching sunsets in the evening; music and other fun activities is what you get at Detroit RiverFront. Some concerts are organized here occasionally. You also see the views of Canada from the riverfront.
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100 Laird Avenue, Amherstburg, Canada MoreLess Info
The Fort Malden National Historic Site features artifact collections from the War of 1812 and Rebellion of 1837-38. Families enjoy live soldier demonstrations and reenactments, tours, displays as well as seasonal events and festivals.
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Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, Canada MoreLess Info
Situated along the Detroit River and Boblo Island, the Amherstburg Navy Yard National Historic Site was once a royal naval dockyard. The park includes historic features and monuments, landscaped gardens and public art.
The Park House Museum caters to school groups, seniors and the general public. Learn about the history of Amherstburg during the Victorian era in the 1850's through live story telling, hands-on demonstrations and exhibits.