Things to do in Saugeen Shores

Beaches Welcome to Saugeen Shores located on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Huron, in Ontario Canada. Here you’ll find not just one beach – but 12 amazing beaches. Saugeen Shores has beach destination since the early 1900’s. And with one visit you’ll understand why these white sand beaches and two harbours are one of Ontario best kept vacation secrets.  more

  

Hydrobike rentals: Port Elgin Main Beach will continue to host recreational activities as Family Tide Rentals scored a three-year waterfront lease more

Canoe the Saugeen River The Saugeen River originates in one of the highest points in southwestern Ontario and flows through rolling scenic countryside to Lake Huron, at Southampton. Although the route cuts across agricultural land, the heavy, mixed forest along the riverbanks blocks most farms from view. more

Golf  For over 80 years avid golfers have made Saugeen Shores their golf destination. Our five golf courses are complimented by beautifully maintained fairways, and challenging settings. more

Trails  Get out and connect with nature while improving your health with a bit of outdoor activity! Saugeen Shores boasts about 50km of four season, multi-use non-motorized recreational trails and paths for use by those who love to walk, jog, cycle, cross country ski and snowshoe. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the North shore or along the boardwalk. For those with mobility issues you can also enjoy the outdoor trails in Saugeen Shores. more

Chantry Island Lighthouse Tour  Accessible only by tourboat, Chantry Island sits about a kilometre off the shore of Southampton. The boat ride and a guided tour of the lighthouse and keeper’s cottage takes 2 hours.  more

Camp at MacGregor Provincial Park  MacGregor Point is one of the most unique natural places along the Lake Huron shoreline. A complex ecosystem unfolds at this all-season park on a seven-kilometre stretch of coast, just south of Port Elgin.  more

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre –Southampton  HMS General Hunter was a British warship that fought in numerous actions in the war of 1812.  It was captured by the Americans in the Battle of Lake Erie and later shipwrecked on Southampton beach where it lies buried. more

Saugeen Shores Rotary Skate Park – Port Elgin  Saugeen Shores Rotary Skate Park Home to 12,000 square feet of formed concrete; including ledges, curbs, rails, a quarter pipe with wall, an open bowl, pole jam, up gap and more! Wear your helmet when you try out this hot spot for bikers, boarders and bladers. more

Southampton Tennis Club  Every July and August since 1956, we’ve been serving up great tennis for all ages and skill levels. We offer a full range of programs on 15 well-maintained hard-courts at three locations. more

Pickleball is being played on a drop-in basis May to September at Lakeshore Recreation, 1177 Goderich Street, Port Elgin, Ontario. more

BMX Racing Track – Port Elgin BMX racing in Saugeen Shores is a full out sprint on a hard packed dirt track that is approximately 1000 gruelling feet long with massive jumps, turns and berms. From April to early October, weekly BMX races take place each Sunday afternoon at 1 pm at the track located behind the Saugeen Shores Community Complex in Port Elgin, and their club runs practices normally on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm.  more

Port Elgin Beach Volleyball The Port Elgin Beach Volleyball Club (PEBVC) was founded in 2007 offering 2 courts of recreational drop in play 2 nights a week. League play was started in 2009 with 4 courts, 1 night a week.  We have since grown to have 8 courts at the main beach in Port Elgin, Ontario.   We offer programs 4 days a week including adult leagues, tween, teen, & kids programs. more

Boating & Water Sports  If you enjoy the water, then Saugeen Shores is the perfect place for you!  Beautiful Lake Huron provides the perfect venue for swimming, sailing, yachting, scuba diving, kayaking, canoeing…the list just keeps on going! If a scenic river is the setting you desire, the Saugeen River will make the perfect day trip.  more

Hike the Bruce Trail  The Spring & Summer Hiking schedule is shaping up with our annual Birding Hike, our Peninsula End-to-End, a Beaver Valley End-to-End, the popular Easy Walks, as well as the newer Art and Hike offerings. Its about a 30 minute drive to Wiarton to access the trail from Southampton.  more

The Bruce Power Vistors’ Centre invites guests to learn about power generation in Ontario and discover interesting facts about Bruce Power – North America’s largest nuclear power generating site. Admission is free. The Visitors’ Centre is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round as well as Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in July and August. Closed statutory holidays. more

Saugeen First Nations Competitive Pow-wow  The Saugeen First Nation has a competition Pow-wow on the second weekend of August showcasing competitional drum and high caliber dancing, contemporary Native music, fireworks, 100% handmade crafts and authentic food like fish and chips or fry bread.  more

Explore The Bruce  Welcome to the Official Travel Site of Bruce County; one of the most spectacular 4 Season Vacation Destinations in Southern Ontario for the outdoor person. Located only two hours northwest of Toronto, the ‘Bruce’ is bordered by Lake Huron and Georgian Bay and offers over 850 kilometres(531 miles) of beach and hikable coastline to explore. You will want to explore the Bruce Trail along the Bruce Peninsula which is an adventure to hike all year long! more

Fitness Clubs    Fitness Corner   &  Lakeshore Recreation

Restaurants The Walker House, Southampton (sponsor)  more