In COMMUNITIES by Melanie Cons

Tilbury historical society

Tilbury is a lively rural community that welcomes visitors with quaint accommodations, unique shopping and recreational amenities. Downtown buildings showcase several larger-than-life wall murals that depict fascinating local history and a 175-year old clock that takes you back to the founding of the community.

Perfectly positioned between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, Tilbury offers quick, easy access to the water providing visitors a choice of activities in clean, fresh water: fishing, boating, swimming, and wakeboarding.

A popular skateboard park keeps teens busy, while younger children enjoy hours of fun at the splash pad next to the Tilbury arena. The outdoor swimming pool is open to the public through the summer. A challenging and beautiful 18-hole golf course draws people three seasons of the year.

The Queens Head Don’t miss the new Queens Head Coffee Pub, where guests “come for the coffee …and stay for the beer.”

The Tilbury Kinsmen Summer Festival is a fun-filled weekend for everyone.