Looking to add a bit of heritage and culture to your next ride?
Take a stop off at Fort Malden National Historic Site in Amherstburg, Ontario! We are a bike-friendly attraction, where you can lock up your bike, grab a bottle of water, and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the Detroit waterfront, while learning and engaging in our local history. Fort Malden is one of the most important strategic locations of the War of 1812 where witnessed the meeting between Major General Sir Isaac Brock and Shawnee Chief Tecumseh.
See where they joined forces, choosing Fort Malden as their base of operations for the attack on Fort Detroit. Listen as Parks Canada heritage interpreters tell the story of the British troops who later destroyed their fort to prevent it from falling into American hands after a retreat to Burlington. Learn how American forces then occupied the ruins of the fort until 1815 – the longest period of American occupation on Canadian soil. Fort Malden was once an army garrison and British Indian Department post. Experience all it has to offer by taking a guided tour, learning to fire a musket, mortar or cannon, and digging into an 1812-style lunch in the Soldier’s Cookhouse.
Awarded Amherstburg’s 2018 New Business of the Year and the 2021 Community Builder of the Year, GL Heritage Brewing Company is a family-owned and operated brewhouse, tasting room, beer patio and retail shop. Open Fri-Sun. Delivery available Wednesdays, order at GLHeritageBrewing.ca.
Surrounded by fields, GL Heritage is the only agricultural brewery in the region, This beautiful, wide-open space enhances the booming brewery scene in Windsor-Essex to add another great stop where you can expect high quality and award-winning, hand-crafted beer and good people ready to greet you.
Come enjoy a sample flight or glass inside, under our covered patio, out in our large communal grass area – or grab a pack to share with friends. Listen to music played on vinyl and the occasional live performance. We are family-friendly, pet-friendly and cycle-friendly! Lots of space available to repair bikes, or lock them up while you rest and enjoy our space.
Food is available each weekend through collaborations with local chefs, restaurants and food trucks. Challenge your friends to some corn hole on site and look for our occasional Bonfires & Beers nights!
The well-known weekly Amherstburg Farmers Market is an on-site community hub which hosts up to 40 local farmers and artisans every Saturday 8:30-1:30, April-Oct. Join us for shopping, fresh-brewed coffee and breakfast!
Be sure to check out the new and unique accommodations available a mere 200m from the brewery at The Little White Church Boutique Hotel!