Active & Outdoors

Photo: Ausable River / Pinery Provincial Park ...

Heritage Walks, Nature Trails, Cycling Routes

Huron County offers trail enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels a variety of terrains from natural paths to partially paved routes.   Ontario's West Coast Hiking

The South Huron Trail mobile may be booked on the MacNaughton-Morrison Trail in Exeter for anyone with mobility issues.


The Pinery is a 6,000 acre year-round provincial park with 9 km of Lake Huron shoreline. The Ausable River runs parallel to Lake Huron. There are 10 nature trails, 15 km of bicycle trails and 20 km of cross country ski trails. Rentals available at the Pinery include canoe and kayak, paddleboats, bicycles, cross-country skis and snowshoes.


Migrating Tundra Swans - The annual harbinger of spring is the soft hoo-hoo-hoo of the tundra swans, as they glide effortlessly to the staging area-the Thedford Bog located behind the Lampton Heritage Museum. The majestic white birds come to feed and rest during their annual northward migration from their winter stay on Chesapeake Bay, in the state of Delaware to the high Canadian Arctic. In a good year, there will be 10,000 birds resting on the bog, attracted by the melt water of spring and the remnants of last year's crop.  Large, masses flocks make this a dramatic spring migration.  [mid March to early April]