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:

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
  • 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

The following bins are maintained until late fall (approximately Dec 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

These public washrooms are open during the winter months:

Parks and Trails Master Plan

View the Saugeen Shores Parks and Trails Master Plan.