Lambton Shores Nature Trails

LSNT believes in being socially responsible and being part of the larger community "Beyond The Trails". We are a proud member of the County of Lambton Adopt-A-Road Program; cleaning Bog Line from Northville Rd. to the edge of the county. We have been involved in other projects to beautify the area for generations to come including a "green" tunnel of trees behind the community centre in Port Franks. LSNT is also spearheading a three year research project to determine if black walnut husks have an impact on controlling the growth of phragmites.

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​​

​Board member Linda Attard helped promote Lambton Shores Nature Trails at the recent Port Franks-Ausable Optimist Garage Sale.  Linda handed out brochures and maps and talked about all the trails Lambton Shores & Vicinity has to offer!

Enjoy our "Hidden Gems

  of Nature"

The latest version of the LSNT Trails Brochure is now available. Click here for your copy.

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

June 14

September 13, October 11, November 8 @ 7 pm

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

Invitiation To Join Us

​Lambton Shores Nature Trails recently hosted a day long hike with Geography/Travel & Tourism students from North Lambton Secondary School.  We hiked 13 kilometers on three trails:  Nature Conservancy of Canada's Ipperwash Dunes & Swales, Lambton County's Heritage Forest and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority's Mystery Falls.

Important Information

Trails Brochure

​​​LSNT Work Days

Trail work days are planned throughout the spring and fall.

First time participants will be required to sign a waiver.

More information will be posted here or sent out via email.​​

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 

Discoveries are Waiting

Mark Your Calendars!

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​​Sunday, June 10, 2018 (2 pm) - 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.

2018 Annual Membership

LSNT is a proud sponsor of Discover The Trails!

​Lambton Shores Nature Trails recently hosted a unique fundraising hike & experience with renowned local native artist Jeffrey “Red Dog” George. On a beautiful, sunny day, the hike was held on one of the most spectacular ABCA properties, Mystery Falls. At the falls, Red enlightened the group with a traditional “Pipe Ceremony”. We would like to thank Jeffrey for “Building Bridges in our Communities”.

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Beyond The Trails