COVID-19 Update (January 2021): All parks, trails and playgrounds are open for use. When enjoying these outdoor spaces and amenities, please remember to keep physical distance (2 metres) from those outside your household and follow signage.

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


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.


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.


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


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


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. Check out our parks, trails and facilities listing for more information about our parks and trails.

 Port Elgin and Saugeen Township
  • 10th Concession trailhead parking area (Biener's Bush and Woodland Trail)
  • Biener's Bush/Bushline Trail access from Summerside Place
  • Lane at Hilker and Gustavus Street
  • North Shore Park (at harbour parking lot)
  • Nodwell Park
  • Off Leash Dog Park
  • Pierson Park
  • Port Elgin Harbour (by office)
  • Port Elgin Main Beach (between Beach Side Cafe and volleyball courts)
  • Saugeen Rail Trail at River St
  • Throughout Downtown Port Elgin (on Goderich St between Elgin and Catherine St)
  • Chantry View Drive by beach access
  • Denny's Dam
  • Fairy Lake (at High St entrance)
  • Fisherman's Park
  • Helliwell Park
  • Jubilee Park
  • Long Dock parking area (at Gerry's Fast Food)
  • Millard Blvd/Southampton Flag (near washroom)
  • Perkins Park (beside washroom)
  • Saugeen Rail Trail at Memorial Gardens (Peel St side)
  • South Street at Rail Trail access
  • South Street by beach access
  • Throughout Downtown Southampton (on High St)

Year-round public washrooms

These public washrooms are open during the winter months:

Additional portable washrooms (due to COVID-19)


Parks and Trails Master Plan

View the Saugeen Shores Parks and Trails Master Plan.