Located in Southwestern Ontario, about 28 kilometres southeast of Windsor, the Town of Essex extends from the hub of the county at Essex Centre to the shores of Lake Erie at Colchester.
Whether you're here for business or pleasure, we invite you to discover our unique mix of urban centres, rural landscapes and lakeside vistas. Our consistent 5-Bloom rating in the Communities in Bloom national competition attests to our civic pride.
Discover our history
The echoes of history sound throughout Essex. Include one of our museums or murals in your visit, or learn more about our heritage at one of our historical societies.
Discover our small town charm
Eat and stay, play and shop while you're here. We offer two busy urban areas (Essex Centre and Harrow), a wealth of recreational opportunities, and beautiful parklands and conservation areas.
Discover our wineries
At the southernmost reaches of our town, we are located below the 42nd parallel, a latitude we share with northern California and the French Riviera. Moderate climate conditions along the north shore of Lake Erie have made us the premiere grape-growing region in Essex County. More wineries are located in the Town of Essex than any other municipality in the region.
Visit the links in the menu to the left to learn more about where to stay, play and dine while you're here. Also, be sure to visit our Community Calendar and our Festivals and Events page to find out what's happening!