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Saugeen Shores Trails

Saugeen Shores is the home to over 36km of trails. Each trail has a unique experience to offer whether you are walking along our paved Shoreline Trail from Port Elgin to Southampton, through the Woodland and Biener Trails on a natural setting of woodchips and bush scenery or along the stone dust Rail Trail which follows the old CN line through Saugeen Shores.

Saugeen Shores Parks

The residents and visitors are fortunate to enjoy many play experiences in Saugeen Shores. We offer 9 different athletic park venues, 27 playgrounds for children (and adults) of all ages and countless passive parks and green space to enjoy.

Our highlighted park that puts Saugeen Shores on the map is Jubilee Park. It is home to our fully accessible playground, splash pad, accessible washroom, pavilion and ball diamonds. This park is a feature for the community and families travel long distances to enjoy the experience that it offers.

Parks and Trails listing for Port Elgin and Southampton

View our interactive Cycling and Trails Map in Saugeen Shores or pick up a paper copy at the municipal office.

Saugeen Shores Off Leash Dog Park

This is a great fully fenced facility for the residents and visitors of Saugeen Shores. The Off Leash Dog Park is located at 961 Lehnen Street, Port Elgin, ON. The Off Leash Dog Park is open daily year round for dogs and their handlers from dawn until dusk.  All dog owners are subject to Ontario's Dog Owner's Liability Act. All dogs and dog owners must abide by all Dog Park Rules.

Saugeen Shores Pavilions

Our outdoor facilities include several pavilions in Southampton including the newly constructed pavilion at Fairy Lake, the Jubilee Pavilion alongside the Rotary Accessible Playground and Bruce Power Sensory Gardens; The Long Dock Pavilion situated along the beautiful shores of Lake Huron and Pioneer Park at the mouth of the Saugeen River with gorgeous views of Chantry Island.

Port Elgin boasts the North Shore Pavilion nestled in the trees near the Port Elgin harbour as the perfect picnic spot and Emmett McGrath Pavilion front and centre on the Port Elgin Beach, hosting several concerts through the summer months.

Saugeen Shores Parks & Trails Master Plan

Year Round Garbage Cans

While many of the garbage bins are removed from parks and trails during winter months due to snow and lack of access for maintenance, a number are left out and maintained in popular locations.

Year Round Garbage Cans

Port Elgin and Saugeen Township

  • 10th Concession parking lot (Biener's Bush and Woodland Trail)
  • Biener's Bush/Bushline Trail access from Summerside Place
  • Coulter Parkette
  • North Shore Park (entering trail from harbour parking lot)
  • Nodwell Park
  • Off Leash Dog Park
  • Port Elgin Harbour (near fishing dock, closer to road)
  • Rail Trail at 6th Concession (parking lot)
  • Rail Trail at River St
  • Skate Park
  • The Plex (main entrance)

Southampton

  • Denny's Dam
  • Fisherman's Park
  • Helliwell Park
  • Jubilee Park
  • Long Dock parking area (at Gerry's Fries)
  • Millard Blvd/Southampton Flag (near washroom)
  • Rail Trail at South St

Late Fall (approximately December 15, weather permitting)

Port Elgin and Saugeen Township

  • Cameron Park
  • Gobles Grove (near washroom)
  • Port Elgin Main Beach (near Beach House and Harbour St)
  • Port Elgin Main Beach parking lot (near pavilion)
  • Town Pond (near the hatchery)

Southampton

  • Chantry View Dr (near washroom)
  • Long Dock Pavilion (near Gerry's Fries)
  • Perkins Park
  • Scubby's Point (parking area)
  • South St (near beach access)

Year Round Public Washrooms

The following washroom facilities are maintained year-round.

  • 10th Concession parking lot (345 Conc. 10, Port Elgin)
  • BMTS behind Coulter Parkette (583 Green St, Port Elgin)
  • Chamber of Commerce/Port Elgin Visitor Centre (559 Goderich St, Port Elgin)
  • Saugeen Rail Trail trailhead (River St and Wellington St, Port Elgin)
  • Southampton Town Hall (201 High St, Southampton)