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Shopping in Downtown Port Elgin is a great opportunity to get everything you need while on a walk. Shops, restaurants, cafes, and history along the way. The Rail Trail will get you moving and active outside!
Park at The Plex and gain entry onto the Rail Trail off Wellington St. across from the skate park. This trail connects Southampton and Port Elgin and is built on an old railway line that is used year-round. Strap on your skis or snowshoes and go! The total length of the trail is about 25 km. If you head north, it will take you along Highway 21 past open fields and covered forests to the heart of Port Elgin. Take a stop at River St. to see the old Train station, enjoy a picnic or just take in the history. www.saugeenrailtrail.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/trailMap.pdf
Take a break from the elements and grab a warm drink from Ashanti Coffeehouse. While there, check out their great breakfast and lunch menu! Located at 676 Goderich St. in Port Elgin. https://ashanticoffee.com/ashanti-cafes/
Bottled Up Craft Winemaking is a great place to talk to the experts and learn more about wine - you can even place an order for your very own wine, specially crafted to suit your tastes! Appointments are required, call 519-389-9466 to make yours. Located at 666 Goderich St, Port Elgin. https://bottledup.ca/
The Wismer House has always been about celebrating good times with great friends at your local pub. Now, we have expanded and we've got our very own Three Sheets Brewery in house! Check out our latest experience and enjoy a brew in our very own 'snow globe'. Raise your glass and three cheers for good beer! Located at 705 Goderich Street, Port Elgin for a COVID safe experience. Check out the menu in advance at https://www.thewismerhouse.ca/
The Port Elgin Library is an important town landmark. It was renovated in 2009 to increase accessibility, but much of the original architecture remains. The Port Elgin Library was built in 1908 and is one of the few Carnegie Libraries left! Located at 708 Goderich Street, Port Elgin www.brucecounty.on.ca
For those blustering winter days, a quick dip at the Centennial Pool may be more your speed! They offer a variety of lane swims and Aquafit times that may suit your schedule. To check the schedule and pre-register for your swims, visit SaugeenShores.ca/Pool. Located at 780 Gustavus St, Port Elgin.
While the Port Elgin Cinemas is open throughout the week, they also offer private viewings. Rent the theatre for your own private bubble! Maximum 10 people per private rental. Located at 774 Goderich Street, Port Elgin. http://www.portelgincinemas.com/
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