If you're not familiar with Pelee Island it might be best to start off by following one of the bike routes set out in our pamphlet. We have also taken the time to create a map of Pelee Island on Google Maps showcasing various restaurants, picnic areas, hiking trails, retail business, and other points of interest across the island, and outlined our short, medium, and long routes for you to follow. A written overview of each route can be found below, and the interactive map is embedded at the bottom of this page. The interactive map is admittedly not the most user friendly thing so we have written out some instructions on how to use it below, just before you reach the map.
The trails shown on the map are very roughly placed based on our best estimate of where they are located so please ensure you pay close attention when looking for trails and entering the trails. The trails on this map should not be used for navigational purposes at this time.
If you have any questions about bike routes, points of interest, or Pelee Island in general please do not hesitate to ask one of our staff members!
As mentioned this bike map is not the most user friendly thing on the internet. While we have done our best to include as much information as possible on the map in regards to businesses, points of interest, hiking trails, public washroom, beach accesses, and more, some people may still find it a bit difficult to navigate. Fret not, as we have done our best to outline some basic instructions on how to use this map.
This step is not a requirement but make make your experience using the map easier. If you have the Google Maps app on your phone you can easily open this map within it by clicking the full screen icon in the top right hand corner. I have tested this multiple times and have found that it can be a bit finicky and sometimes will show Pelee Island but will not properly show this custom map. I have not found a way around it yet, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. If it does work there will be a small button at the bottom that says "View Map Legend" which you can click to open the legend. We will dig further into how to use the legend below.
If you would like to change what is visible and not visible on the map you can do so by going into the legend. To open the legend you can click the box icon with an arrow pointing to the left. This icon can be found in the top left hand corner of the map embedded on this page.
Using this map will use data on your phone. It shouldn't use much, but it is an internet based application so it will use some data. In some areas of the island, specifically along the south shore of the island you may pick up a USA signal. While this shouldn't be an issue if you are from the USA or have an american phone plan, it could cause some issues if you have a Canadian phone plan. To fix this you will have to go into your phone, shut off data roaming, and set your carrier network selection to whoever your service provider is, as opposed to having it set to automatic. Unfortunately all phones are different when it comes to this so we can't really help you here but a quick google search of "how to shut off data roaming" and "how to change carrier settings" for your specific type of phone should provide you with some guidance.
Because you are most likely using this on a phone or other hand held device and the map is within the web page it can be a little bit tricky to navigate it. In order to scroll up and down on the web page (not the map itself) you need to use only one finger. If the map is showing on your screen and you are having a difficult time scrolling on the page try to touch the white part of the page on either side of map as opposed to touching the map itself and that should help.