The Saugeen Rail Trail connects Southampton, Saugeen Township and Port Elgin along the abandoned CN rail line. A popular trip is to travel the entire trail by bike from Port Elgin to Southampton and loop back along the scenic North Shore Road where beautiful views of Lake Huron can be experienced.
Access: The trailhead is at River Street in Port Elgin, a few blocks north of the town and east of Hwy 21. There are several access points -some with parking some without. See the access points page for details.
The trail is maintained through a combination of volunteer labour, community funding and membership in the Saugeen Rail Trail Association.
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The Saugeen Rail Trail is a year round, multi-use trail that connects Southampton and Port Elgin, Ontario. Built on an old railway line the trail is easily accessed and used by visitors and residents alike.
A popular trip is to travel the entire trail by bike from Port Elgin to Southampton and loop back along the scenic North Shore Road where beautiful views of Lake Huron can be experienced.
Access: The trailhead is at River Street in Port Elgin, a few blocks north of the town and east of Hwy 21. There are several access points - some with parking some without.
The trail is maintained through a combination of volunteer labour, community funding and membership in the Saugeen RailTrail Association.
NOTE: In the summer, a popular route is to bike the trail and loop back along the North Shore Road. This route provides beautiful views of the Lake Huron shoreline. Length: 25 - 30 km with loops. Difficulty: Easy. Surface: Hard-packed stone dust. Uses: Walking/hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. No motorized vehicles are permitted.
Information provided by the Visit Port Elgin website.
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712 River Street, Port Elgin
519-832-2008 ext 125
This multi-use trail connects Port Elgin and Southampton from Concession 6 south of Port Elgin to the heart of Southampton at the intersection of Grosvenor and Adelaide Streets. There are several access points along the trail.
Amenities listed are located at the River Street trailhead in Port Elgin.
The rail trail is maintained by the Saugeen Rail Trail Association
Paved asphalt (Elgin St to the 10th Concession, Port Elgin)
Saugeen Shores Cycling and Trails Map
Public Washroom (Saugeen Rail Trail)
Dog Waste Station
Drinking Water Fountain
Bike Repair Station
Scooter Charging Station
Garbage Can - Year Round
Washroom - Year Round
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