We love Amherstburg: a quaint, riverfront town with old world charm! Amherstburg is the home to Fort Malden, many great restaurants, and an amazing waterfront view!
Amherstburg is known by many as a historical town, where Fort Malden, established in 1796, stands. Amherstburg came to be when Loyalists were given land by the Crown in Ontario after the British lost the American Revolutionary War. But let’s see what Amherstburg has to offer its current residents!
Amherstburg offers many activities and restaurants that are family-friendly! Take a drive into the main part of town, and you’ll come across Maria’s restaurant, (great place for breakfast), Royal Sushi House (The volcano rolls are amaaazing!!) the Artisan Grill, Rosa’s Restaurant and Pizzeria and more! And if you want to explore Amherstburg on a girls’ night or guys’ night, there’s always Beacon Ale House and Lord Amherst Pub (try the Won-Ton nachos, they’re to die for J ).
After eating at one of Amherstburg’s many great restaurants, maybe you could take a stroll down the waterfront with the family! And then you’ll be sure to find (the kid’s will be screaming “ice cream!!!” at this point) Waterfront Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt, located just across from the riverfront. This is a great family-friendly ice cream parlour that’s sure to delight everyone in the family 🙂
If you’re into sports and recreation, there’s the Libro Center that offers many activities!
– Drop-in Basketball
– Drop-in Pickleball
– Energey Busters: pre-school activity class
– Walking Track
Amherstburg also offers many parks and gardens
– Kings Navy Park
– Austin “Toddy” Jones Park
– Centennial Park
– North Gateway Garden and more!
Want some ideas for kids who want to get outside this summer? (There’s always Pokemon-Go, but let’s be creative here!) Be sure to drop by the Leisure Pool and Aquatics area and Splash pad during the summer for some fun for the kids! There’s also the River Canard Canoe Company operating just on the outskirts of Amherstburg that offers canoe and kayak rentals for the River Canard. Take a couple of canoes out for the day, and you can stop somewhere for a family picnic! The Holiday Beach Conservation Area is also a big hit in the summer months! There’s so much to do: hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, boating, bird watching and more!
Well, that’s Amherstburg in a nut-shell! Keep an eye out for next week’s addition to the “Location, Location, Location!” blog series! And be sure to comment on any of our blog posts about your favourite things to do in your neighbourhood for your chance to win a $50 gift card to any local restaurant of your choice!