Official Tourism Website of Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Rail Trail
Saugeen Shores, Ontario
  • Volunteers
  • Port Elgin Rotary Trail Head
  • Canada Day participants
  • Port Elgin Raised Bed
  • Daffodils Along the Trail
  • Port Elgin Rotary Trail Head always busy.
  • Southampton Train Wreck
  • Hurricane Hazel View Platform in Southampton ribbon cutting
  • Southampton Hurricane Hazel Site
  • Celebrating Canada Day on the Rail Trail
  •    SOUTHAMPTON IS RICH IN TRAIN HISTORY
  • Dave Cheer with a Bluebird Box
  • See the Bluebird Boxes
  • Canada Day SRT bike winners....Thanks to Dr. Toor and Dr. Sandhu
  • Yearly Tree Planting
  • Yearly tree planting....Red Blaze Maples

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.

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P.O. Box 2313
Saugeen Shores, Ontario, N0H2C0
519-832-9193
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