Middle Island belongs to Point Pelee National Park of Canada, but is not accessible to visitors. It is a small, uninhabited island to the southwest of Pelee Island and can be seen from the beach at Fish Point. Now when I say uninhabited, I mean not by humans, because the island is blanketed in Double-crested Cormorants, at least during the breeding season. These birds defend their nests up in the trees by vomiting rotting fish and any other gross, recently ingested item onto intruders!! I had the "opportunity" to visit the island for work, and we were literally dodging "flying fish." The island really was quite hellish. It stank like rotting carcasses (both fish and birds-apparently they're pretty stupid and frequently fly into trees), and most of the trees were dead and covered in bird poop. Still, it was a lot of fun! For me anyways....
What might be more interesting to the general public is the island's fascinating history: during Prohibition, it was a drop off point for alcohol entering the United States from Canada. There is still remnants of an old mansion rumored to be a brothel and/or casino run by a mob boss to be found on the island. The web link below goes into greater detail about the history of this fascinating yet widely unrecognised island.
This is a beautiful place for a walk and a picnic lunch. If you are docking your boat, there are daily activities as well as childrens activities, a dog walk area, barbecue area, laundry, and ice/snacks, and bike rental. Marina staff can also help you book a rental car, a round of golf, or dinner at a local restaurant.
The strip of water between Point Pelee and Pelee Island became known as one of the most treacherous passages in Lake Erie. Since the early 1800's more than 200 ships sank in the vicinity of Point Pelee. The ErieQuest Marine Heritage Interpretive Centre in nearby Leamington, Ontario has several artifacts on display from Lake Erie shipwrecks. This is also an information center (including coordinates) for divers and non-divers about these wrecks.
One wreck is given attention on the Tip Trail...the Conemaugh. It was a wooden freighter that sank off the tip of Point Pelee on November 21, 1906.
ErieQuest Marine Heritage Interpretive Centre is located in the Leamington Arts Centre Gallery : 72 Talbot Street West