Things to do in Saugeen Shores Ontario

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THINGS TO SEE & DO IN PORT ELGIN

We're Brimming With Activities!

Port Elgin will surprise you with the wide variety of quality attractions. From a Sunday night band shell concert on the beach to the flea market that attracts thousands each summer. An outdoor skate park where you can spend all day at.

 

These are just a few of the attractions found in this popular lakeside community. Whether you're interested the outdoors or just want to relax, Port Elgin is always a fun time.  

Port Elgin Farmers' Market

Located right in the middle of Port Elgin's downtown, you will find an amazing selection of fresh local produce, unique local artisans and yummy eats. The market is on every Wednesday throughout the Summer.

This really is a must visit for visitors and residents alike and is a great place to meet the people that grow the food and make the artwork. Be sure to arrive early so not to miss out.

The market starts at 9am and closes at 2pm. 

 

**CLICK HERE for 2021 application form**

 

For vendors looking to join the market, contact Jordan MacKinnon at (519) 385-0807. Be sure to visit our facebook page to stay up to date.

Bruce Power Visitor Centre

The Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre is currently closed due to COVID-19.

During this time, we have decided to keep the facility closed and focus on some renovations to the Centre.

We appreciate everyone’s patience while these renovations take place and we look forward to sharing our public facility as a world-class destination when it reopens.

 

For more information, please call toll free 1-866-748-4787 or email info@brucepower.com.

Port Elgin Lions Club Splash Pad

The Port Elgin & District Lions Club Splash Pad features 18 water features, in three separate zones for children of varying ages and abilities.

The fully accessible splash pad will be open, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from late June through Labour Day, and on the weekend in mid June and September.

Cycling Trails

Saugeen Shores offers many different trails for cycling.

Saugeen Rail Trail has access points all over Saugeen Shores and is a well traveled former rail bed that stretches 8km from Port Elgin to Southampton.

 

Two of the newest trails include the Gore Drain Trail that starts off at the corner of highway 21 south & Count Road 25 (CAW Road) and the Rotary Way Trail which connects to County Road 33 & McGregor Point Provincial Park. Both Trails connect to over 30km's of a "looped" trail system that connects Port Elgin, Saugeen Township and Southampton, all of which are part of the amalgamated Municipality of the Town of Saugeen Shores.

 

By taking the Gore Drain to the Rotary Way, you can then enter into the MacGregor Point Provincial Park trails. MacGregor Park boasts the Deer Run bike trail and many other trails which allow cyclists to enjoy the great outdoors.

 

Biener's Bush ski trails, accessed through Nodwell Park or Concession 10, offers challenging paths with hills, mud, sand, and log covered streams.

Port ELgin Bandshell Concerts

 

A great way to end a Sunday evening in Saugeen Shores is to enjoy a summer concert. Live bands play a variety of different types of music for your listening pleasure. Residents and visitors alike enjoy these outdoor evening musical events, which take place during the summer months every Sundays from July Long Weekend through September Long weekend starting at 7pm.

Click here to see the Concert Line-Up  

 

At the Emmett McGrath Pavilion on the Port Elgin Main Beach you can enjoy the sounds of water lapping the shoreline mixing with the featured music. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out to listen to the band of the week.

Saugeen Shores Rotary Skate Park

 

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. The Park was designed by New Line Skateparks in association with van der Zalm and Associates, both from Vancouver BC.

 

It's located on Wellington street, beside the BMX Track and the Police Station in Port Elgin.

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Port Elgin Public Library

 

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. The Park was designed by New Line Skateparks in association with van der Zalm and Associates, both from Vancouver BC. It's located on Wellington street, beside the BMX Track and the Police Station in Port Elgin.

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Southampton Public Library

 

One of this areas' most popular libraries. This library offers a variety of programs for all ages including children. For those who are avid readers, you will find just what you want at the Southampton Library.

 

The Southampton Public Library offers a large variety of books in both hardcover and soft cover. There are also magazines, newspapers, videos, DVDs, puzzles, public access computers and wireless internet access.

Photocopying and fax machines are offered in Southampton. This library has a variety programs open to the public, like making crafts, story times and more!

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The Monkey Barrel Indoor Play

 

It's a Great Day to PLAY! The Monkey Barrel Indoor play is home to more than 2500 square feet of indoor fun. Come inside and go bananas!

 

Call to book Special Events or parties! The Monkey Barrel is also a provider of warm quality child care. In this positive setting everyone is encouraged to thrive through play and experience.

 

FACILITY FEATURES:

  • Toddler Play Area (0-3 years)

  • Large Three Level Climbing Structure

    • 7ft Moonwalk

    • 2 Lane Fiberglass Gang Slide

    • Soft Foam Step Deck Climb

    • Plastic Spiral Slide

    • Peek-A-Boo Panels

    • Plastic Crawl & Lookout T-Tube

    • Mini Punch Bags

    • Bumper Ball

    • Soft Foam Triangle Deck Climb

    • Soft Foam Vertical Squeeze Rollers

    • 12ft Suspension Bridge

    • 8ft Suspension Bridge

 

For your comfort and safety we have:

  • Adult Seating

  • Free Wifi

  • Wheelchair Accessible Facility

  • Private Party Room

  • Nut Free

  • Bright & Clean

  • Satellite Kids Pop Music

  • Seating Area for Snacks

  • Change Tables in All Washrooms

  • Toddler Chairs in Washrooms

  • Filter Drinking Water Supplied

  • Ample Parking

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