Home to stunning waterfront views, beautiful displays of fall foliage, and award-winning gardens, Amherstburg is a charming town in southern Ontario worth exploring. Here’s what to know about one of Ontario’s oldest towns.

About a four hour drive west of Toronto, by the U.S border near Windsor is Amherstburg, Ontario.

This little escape is one of the oldest, most charming towns in the province, according to Visit Amherstburg and it’s full of history.

“Identified as a “War of 1812″ community, Amherstburg’s riveting history is rivalled only by the modern amenities that make it an unforgettable destination to visit or live.”

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It’s a picturesque community with century-old buildings and a stunning waterfront. Not only is it a perfect fall time trip but a scenic one at that.

Along with that, according to Visit Windsor-Essex, it’s known for its award-winning gardens, local shopping, exciting festivals, and as a gateway to local wineries.

From museum tours to ghost stories, and even paranormal investigations, it’s a unique experience, especially in the fall.

And just for the fun of it, since you’re already in the area, make your way to Windsor – just half an hour away.

Check out the Windsor Sculpture Park, an incredible “museum without walls” and it’s completely free to visit.

The park boasts over 31 large-scale sculptures by world-renowned artists, offering something enchanting for every visitor.

Clearly there’s a lot to see in the region! Just don’t forget to bring your camera.