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Phone : (519) 676-3945
Your Host(s) : Erieau Volunteer Library

Erieau, ON (Nearby: Blenheim, Morpeth, Ridgetown, Charing Cross, Ouvry)

  • 1943

780 Ross Lane,
Erieau, Ontario
N0P 1N0

Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 482. In Harwich T., Kent C., on L. Erie along a sand spit at the entrance to landlocked Rondeau Harbour and C. Rd. 12,21 km SE of Chatham.
  • In 1793 Lt.-Gov. John Graves Simcoe envisaged the harbour's entrance as a possible site for border fortifications.
  • He had his surveyors layout a townsite farther north at the present location of Shrewsbury. Simcoe's plans were abandoned, and Erieau did not come into existence until almost 100 years later.
  • The name is a composite of Erie and the au from Rondeau. J. J. Ross, manager of the Erie and Huron Railway, also recognized the possibilities of the natural harbour.
  • The railway was constructed as a lumber line in the 1880s to link L. Erie with L. Huron, and in 1886 Ross took the line across the marshland on the L. Erie shore to the sand strip at the harbour's entrance.
  • With rail access to the fine beach, summer cottages were built and resort facilities flourished.
  • Postcard above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email

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Off the beaten track:
  • Shrewsbury, 4km
  • Raglan, Blenheim area, 5km
  • Erie Beach, Chatham area, 6km
  • Guilds, 9km
  • Rondeau Bay Estates, 9km
  • Rondeau Park, 10km
  • New Scotland, Blenheim area, 11km
  • Cedar Springs, 9km
  • Blenheim Junction, 10km
  • Eatonville, 12km
  • Troy, Blenheim area, 13km
  • Mull, 16km
  • Fargo, 16km
  • Huffman Corners, 17km
  • Dealtown, 15km
  • Ridgetown, 20km
  • Pinehurst, 20km
  • McKay's Corners, 22km
  • Kent Centre, 19km
  • Sandison, 17km
  • Beechwood, Ridgetown area, 24km
  • Palmyra, 24km
  • Richardson, 21km
  • Botany, 26km
  • Selton, Ridgetown area, 28km
  • Van Horne, 25km
  • Doyles, 22km
  • South Buxton, 21km
  • Northwood, 28km
  • Vosburg, 26km
  • Turin, 30km
  • Wilsonwood, 25km
  • Riverside Trailer Park, 26km
  • Port Crewe, 25km
  • Louisville, 29km
  • Clearville, 29km
  • Arkwood, 30km
  • Thamesville, 33km
  • Oriole Parkway, 27km
  • Rhodes, 26km
  • North Thamesville, 35km
  • Moraviantown, 36km
  • Port Alma, 28km
  • Darrell, 32km
  • Clachan, 37km
  • Appledore, 34km
  • Kintyre, 36km
  • Wabash, 37km
  • Thorncliffe, Chatham area, 36km
  • Eberts, 34km
Nearby Lakes:
  • The Mill Pond, 46km
  • Club House Pond, 50km
  • Goose Lake, 51km
  • South Pond, 51km
  • Bush Pond, 57km
  • Goose Lake, 57km
  • East Cranberry Pond, 58km
  • West Cranberry Pond, 58km
  • Redhead Pond, 59km
  • Lake Pond, 59km
  • Round Pond, 59km
  • Girardin Pond, 59km
  • Lake St. Clair, 56km
  • Sanctuary Pond, 60km
  • Snooks Lake, 59km
  • Stub Lake, 63km
  • Bell's Pond, 74km
  • Lake Erie, 69km
  • Lake Henry, 76km
  • Union Pond, 78km
  • Sanders Pond, 79km
  • Lake Chipican, 91km
  • Pinafore Lake, 82km
  • Fox Lagoon, 85km
  • The Cove, 95km
  • Walkers Pond, 96km
  • Westminster Ponds, 96km
  • Pond Mills, 97km
  • White's Pond, 90km
  • Tennants Pond, 97km
  • Springwater Pond, 91km
  • Foster Ponds, 102km
  • Beattie Pond, 103km
  • Fanshawe Lake, 108km
  • Mud Lakes, 105km
  • Mill Pond, 107km
  • Lake Whittaker, 108km
  • Morrison Lake, 128km
  • International Lake, 100km
  • Mud Lake, 115km
  • Spring Lake, 114km
  • Sunova Lake, 128km
  • Wildwood Lake, 132km
  • Centreville Pond, 124km
  • Lake Lisgar, 119km
  • St. Josephs Lake, 120km
  • Harrington Pond, 133km
  • Embro Pond, 131km
  • Tricks Pond, 150km
  • Hodges Pond, 134km