With some great road trip options in the surrounding area, renting a car makes good sense. Without one, it wouldn’t be half as easy to experience all that Town of Essex, 25 miles away, has to offer. Among your first few stops here should be Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards and Colio Estate Winery. Chatham-Kent is another wonderful option. It’s 45 miles away and offers a variety of interesting things to do. St. Clair College Capitol Theatre, Chatham-Kent Museum and RM Classic Car Exhibit are only the start.