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Leamington

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Leamington is a municipality in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. With a population of 27,595, it is the second largest municipality in the Windsor-Essex County area (after the separated municipality of Windsor, Ontario). It includes Point Pelee, the southernmost point of mainland Canada.Known as the "Tomato Capital of Canada", it is the location of a tomato processing factory owned by Highbury-Canco, previously owned until 2014 by the H. J. Heinz Company. Due to its location in the southernmost part of Canada, Leamington uses the motto "Sun Parlour of Canada". In 2006, MoneySense Magazine ranked Leamington as the No. 1 best place to live in Canada.HistoryLeamington was incorporated as a village in 1876 but even as early as 1869, the settlement had a population of 350. The community was named after Royal Leamington Spa in England, after having originally been called "Gainesville" or "Gainesborough" for local mill owner William Gaines and before that Wilkinson Corners.It was a crossroads hamlet with about 300 residents and was known for its lumber products rather than its tomatoes. There were several docks, and fish were plentiful in Lake Erie, so much so that sturgeon could be speared from the shore and fish was the cheapest food available. Leamington once had many tobacco farms but now they are virtually nonexistent. In 1908 the H. J. Heinz company came to Leamington, bringing many jobs to the area and contributing to Leamington's growth.
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Popular things to do in Leamington

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National Park
Point Pelee National Park
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Park
Seacliff Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Hillman Marsh Conservation Area
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Pelee Wings Nature Store
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Leamington

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Winery / Vineyard
Cooper's Hawk Vineyards and The Vines Restaurant Harrow
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zoo
Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo Morpeth
3.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Viewpointe Estate Winery Harrow
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Kingston Park Chatham
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Leamington

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Casino
Leamington Raceway
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Leamington Arts Centre
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Farm
Thiessen Orchards
2.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farmers Market
Leamington Farmers’ Market
Duration: 1h 30 min

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