|Subject: Highway 3 in Ontario|
I have travelled this highway many times when I was working. It is an unusual route in that there are some busy areas along it however there are other spots that are not busy and as a matter of fact are rather relaxing as compared to the Detroit-Cleveland route. It is not difficult to follow this road from Windsor - after leaving the Bridge follow the 401 signs and at the 401 exit bear right instead and you are on #3. Your trip will take you through several small towns however some stand out. The town of Leamington is a beautiful small town that is known for its greenhouse growers and its tomato fields for the Heinz Plant. Point Pelee park is well known for its natural beauty. Also try to stop at Colasantis-(garden nursery,etc-exceptional) on the west side of Leamington. The drive between Leamington and Blenheim is a quiet stretch with nothing to really stop for. The same applies from there to St. Thomas a small city. Continue on to Simcoe passing through Alymer, Tillsonburg - the tobacco growing area of Ontario. Simcoe would be a good spot to stay for the night. Continue on and maybe stop at Port Colborne where the Welland Canal enters Lake Erie from Lake Ontario - amazing how those wide ships navigate such a narrow canal. Continue on to Fort Erie where #3 stops right at the border. All in all a relaxing trip.
Gord London, Ontario