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.
In the summer, a popular trip is to travel the entire trail by bike from Port Elgin to Southampton and loop back (25-30 km total) 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.|
|Surface:||Hard-packed stone dust.|
|Uses:||Walking/hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. No motorized vehicles are permitted.|
The trail is maintained through a combination of volunteer labour, community funding and membership in the Saugeen RailTrail Association.