The northern section of Essex County brings us to Lake St. Clair and two lovely communities: Tecumseh and Lakeshore. The Trail passes by farms fields and several lakeside villages. There are many opportunities to pull off the trail to relax at several shoreside parkettes in Lakeshore. Many of these have a small beach.
Both Tecumseh and Lakeshore have grand waterfront parks that are community favourites: Lakeview Park in Lakeshore and Lakewood Park in Tecumseh have beaches, concession stands, playgrounds, washrooms and ample parking.
There are two conservation areas: Ruscom Shores CA and Tremblay Beach CA. Both are located in Lakeshore and they protect the last two marshes on Essex County’s north shoreline of Lake St. Clair. They are naturalized parks with trails and paths. Great place to see shore birds.