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!

LSNT Blazers works to provide safe and accessible hiking trails in Lambton Shores & Vicinity. We help landowners be good stewards and protect some of the most environmentally sensitive areas in Southwestern Ontario while offering the public an ability to connect with nature.

A lot of our forests are under constant threat from outside influences. Thankfully, organizations like the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority help to protect these lands from further development. However, there is a constant threat from fragmentation and misuse of the land.
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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"

A new tri-fold trail map has been created for your convenience.  Click here to download your copy.

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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 2017 Board Meetings

7 pm @ Lambton Heritage Museum - Everyone Welcome!!!

September 14, October 12, November 9

Invitiation To Join Us

This ‘CANADA 150’ Forest Walkway Trailhead Project is a joint venture by Lambton Shores Nature Trails and The Municipality of Lambton Shores. Phase I of the project included the installation of cement footings on July 25th followed by the main log structure on August 2nd. Thank you to Ashley Farr, Walter Michielsens & Randy Shaw for helping us 'Make it Happen'.  We also want to thank builder Gary Schmidt for creating and installing such an impressive trailhead structure. LSNT plans to install an identical trailhead structure at the Port Franks Community Centre in 2018.

We are now moving into phase II which will include staining and installing a green metal roof (donated by Prout’s Building Centre in Forest).  We have also initiated our fundraising campaign.  If you are interested in donating, please contact Linda Attard at 519-243-1596.  Donations over $20 will receive an official tax receipt.

Beginning this fall, Phase III will include the installation of LSNT & Lambton Shores overhead signs, side panels to show trail maps, the area’s historical & natural heritage and a donor recognition plaque.  We will also be landscaping the area with mulch, native shrubs & trees and natural boulders.


Your help would be greatly appreciated!  Please donate
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Fragmentation

NEW MAP

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 

​​​2017 Saturday Trail Work Days

Sept 9 & 23, Oct 7 & 28, Nov 11 & 25

​More details will be provided one week prior.​​

Discoveries are Waiting

Mark Your Calendars!

​​​​Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00 am 'Connector Hike' from the Ausbale Cut Conservation Area to the Lambton County Heritage Forest. We will meet at the Lambton County Heritage Forest and car pool to Ausable Cut. Plan on lunch after the hike at the Poinsettia Tour Cafe (Port Franks Community Centre - an Ausable Port Franks Optimist Club fundraiser).​​​

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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.

2017 Annual Membership

LSNT is a proud sponsor of Discover The Trails!

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