Saugeen Shores is home to over 40 km of trails, nine athletic parks, 27 playgrounds and countless green spaces to enjoy.

Trails

Each trail in Saugeen Shores offers a unique experience, whether you are walking along the North Shore Trail from Port Elgin to Southampton, through the brush of the Woodland and Biener Trails or along the Rail Trail that follows the old CN line through Saugeen Shores.

The following resources can help you plan your route:

Trail Etiquette and Code of Conduct

Our Trail Safety Guide has information on trail etiquette and how you can share the trails.

Parks

Saugeen Shores has many parks for you to enjoy. One of our best known outdoor areas is Jubilee Park. It has a fully accessible playground, splash pad, accessible washroom, pavilion and ball diamonds.

Off leash dog park

Our fully fenced dog park is located at 961 Lehnen St., Port Elgin. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk, all year round. All dog owners are reminded to follow the Ontario's Dog Owner's Liability Act and the Dog Park Rules.

Amenities

Our trails and parks have the following amenities and facilities. Expand each section to learn more.

Pavilions

You can find pavilions at many of our parks, including the following:

Southampton

Port Elgin

Year-round garbage bins

Many garbage bins are removed from parks and trails during winter months due to snow and lack of access for maintenance. The following locations are maintained year-round:

 Port Elgin and Saugeen Township
  • 10th Concession parking lot (Biener's Bush and Woodland Trail)
  • Biener's Bush/Bushline Trail access from Summerside Place
  • Downtown Port Elgin (throughout)
  • Lane at Hilker and Gustavus Street
  • North Shore Park (entering trail from harbour parking lot)
  • Nodwell Park
  • Off Leash Dog Park
  • Port Elgin Harbour (near fishing dock)
  • North Shore Park (near harbour parking)
  • Rail Trail at River St
  • 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)

The following bins are maintained until late fall (early December, weather permitting):

 Port Elgin and Saugeen Township
  • Rail Trail at 6th Concession (parking lot)
  • Cameron Park
  • Coulter Parkette
  • Eric Eastwood Park
  • Pierson Park
  • Port Elgin Main Beach (near Beach House and Harbour St)
  • Port Elgin Main Beach parking lot (near pavilion)
  • Rail Trail at 6th Concession (parking lot)
  • Skate Park
  • Town Pond (near the hatchery)
  • Waterloo Park
 Southampton
  • Chantry View Dr (near washroom)
  • Chesley Street Park (docking area)
  • Fairy Lake
  • Perkins Park
  • Scubby's Point (lower area)
  • South St (near beach access)

 

Year-round public washrooms

These public washrooms are open during the winter months:

Parks and Trails Master Plan

View the Saugeen Shores Parks and Trails Master Plan.