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Centrally located in the heart of Essex County, our community stretches from the “hub” of the county at Essex Centre, through prime agricultural land, all the way to the shores of Lake Erie at Colchester.
We’re home to the most wineries of any community in our region, and our agricultural roots run deep. From farm to table, visitors can look forward to fresh local food to pair with our outstanding wines. Not only do we boast an amazing agricultural heritage, we’re also home to some of the oldest European settlements in the country. Our history is deep and diverse, and it’s ready to be explored.
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of active options to explore our community. Rent a bike and take a journey along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Erie on historic Country Road 50, or go off-road with our growing network of multi-use recreational trails. Finish the day with a relaxing sunset at Colchester Beach in the heart of Colchester, which just celebrated its 225th year.
Whether you’re walking, biking, or boating, the Town of Essex has something for you!
If that’s not reason enough to visit, we also enjoy a quality of life that’s hard to beat. We rank among the top safest communities in Canada and our urban centres have everything you need.
We’re excited to welcome you!