Saugeen Shores is home to over 40 km of trails, nine athletic parks, 27 playgrounds and countless green spaces to enjoy.
Status due to COVID-19
All outdoor recreational spaces are open for use, including beaches. Please follow public health guidance and posted signage. Visit our public washroom listing for locations and availability. Refer to the Town's COVID-19 page for the most up to date information.
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 cycling page has information on trail etiquette and how you can share the trails.
Saugeen Shores is a bronze level bicycle friendly community. Learn more about cycling in our community including information about bicycle safety.
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 open daily from dawn until dusk, April 2 to November 30. The park is not maintained from December 1 to April 1 but can used. All dog owners are reminded to follow the Ontario's Dog Owner's Liability Act and the dog park rules.
Dog park rules
Our trails and parks have the following amenities and facilities. Expand each section to learn more.
Year-round garbage bins
Parks and Trails Master Plan
View the Saugeen Shores Parks and Trails Master Plan.
800 Stevens Street, Port Elgin
A paved two lane multi-use path that weaves through North Shore Park and connects the Port Elgin Main Beach to the North Shore Trail.
Cycling and Trails Map
Parks and Trails
Garbage Can - Year Round
Washroom - Seasonal
Water Bottle Fill Station
Dog Waste Station
Drinking Water Fountain
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