Lambton Shores Nature Trails

Welcome to Lambton Shores and its communities of Arkona, Forest, Grand Bend, Ipperwash, Northville. Port Franks and Thedford.  A 'Destination for Nature Lovers' on the beautiful south-eastern shores of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada.  A network of connected, accessible, safe & user-friendly Nature Trails for walking, hiking, cycling & outdoor enthusiasts!

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Certified Chainsaw Operators Needed

LSNT requires 3 or 4 volunteers who are certified chainsaw operators to cut dead ash trees along the Ausable River

Valley Trail near Arkona to make the trail safe for hikers.

Please contact Klaus @ 519-243-0123​​

Enjoy our "Hidden Gems

  of Nature"

We are hosting a free movie on March 24, 1pm @ Kineto Theatre - donations welcome.


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Hiking in Lambton Shores

We invite you to explore the Nature Trails of Lambton Shores & Vicinity.  Enjoy the vistas, the sounds, the smells, the feeling of our community.  Come see what nature has to offer - sand dunes, Carolinian Forest, waterfalls, flowers, plants, wildlife and more.  There is something new waiting for you to discover!

  • Protect & preserve our ‘Gems of Nature’ & everything in it
  • Stay on the trail  (follow the ‘blazes’ on the trees)
  • Help keep the trails LSNT works on natural & beautiful
  • Take only pictures…Leave only footprints…
  • Adhere to the permitted uses & activities
  • Keep pets on the leash

​​​LSNT 2018 Board Meetings

March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14

September 13, October 11, November 8 @ 7 pm

Port Franks Optimist Hall - Everyone Welcome!!!​​

Invitiation To Join Us

Forest & Port Franks Trailhead Structures​

The development of the first of two trailhead structures is now underway in Forest.  Landscaping and signage will be added in the spring of 2018.  The building of the Port Franks trailhead structure will begin in 2018.

We have also initiated our fundraising campaign to raise the $22,000 cost. All contributions ,including in-kind, will be recognized,

Memorial, Dedication & Business
Bronze $299 - $499
Silver $500 - $1,999
Gold $2,000 plus
* Tax Receipts available for donations over $20

For question and contribution, please contact:
Linda Attard 519.243.1596
Marilyn Keunecke-Smith 519.518.7229

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FREE Movie

Trail Work - Volunteers Needed

We are looking for motivated individuals who want to help make the trails a safe & enjoyable place to hike.  There is lots to be done, not everything involves labour intensive work.  Inquire today! Please contact Klaus @ 519-243-0123 

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Mark Your Calendars!

​​​​​​​​​​​Saturday, March 24, 2018 - We ae are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Hiking Movie at the Kineto Theatre in Forest.  Doors open at 12:30 pm - show begins at 1:00 pm. This is a FREE event - donations appreciated! The film was made on the beautiful Appalachian Trail, sharing the day after day thru-hiking experience on the trail. The film speaks deeply to the people who are closest to the trail and who know it best: the volunteers, hikers, and members of the Appalachian Trail community who have made the trail a part of their lives. The film also explores the rich history of the trail.  You experience the range of ecosystems, terrains, and seasons that the trail encompasses. It is a true story and captures the wonder and excitement of a journey in America’s wilderness.​​

Saturday, April 7, 2018 (9:30am-4:30pm) - Go Wild, Gro Wild Green Expo - Join the largest gathering of the region’s businesses, experts, organizations, and groups committed to growing a greener future. 5 stages and workshop areas, Wild Child passports, live wildlife shows all day, 100+ exhibitors, eco-friendly food and drink. Agriplex, Western Fair District, London.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Annual Trash Bash - This is a volunteer-driven community clean-up effort to pick up roadside trash and litter in our parks. Please join us @ Port Franks Community Centre parking lot, 9:30 am.  Bring your work gloves.  Garbage bags are supplied.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 (10am) - Join us at Joany's Woods as we celebrate the installation of our new boardwalk. We will hike the Inch Trail (3.2 km) and explore the wonderful wetland habitats, look for frogs, spring flowers and migrating birds. We will meet in the parking lot at the entrance to the Inch Trail. If you are able to car pool please do so, the parking lot is very small! Cars can also be left at the corner of Elliot Dr and Boothill Road (before you enter the long single lane driveway).

Saturday, May 12, 2018 (11am) - Please come and join us to celebrate the grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony of the trailhead structure in Forest.  This will be followed by a short hike to the Forest Lagoons and back.  Refreshments supplied.​

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Today LSNT relies on a volunteer base of more than 100.  You are invited to become a representative of your community on the Executive Committee, a volunteer on scheduled workdays, a trail hike leader, a 'GREEN' sponsor, a fundraiser, a natural heritage educator, a regular hiker on our wonderful nature trails!  Click here to contact us today.

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