Nature Trails near Exeter, Ontario

Exeter is a town in the amalgamated community of South Huron.

South Huron is a rural picturesque farming community that includes the urban settlements of Exeter, Stephen and Usborne. We are located at the most southern tip of Huron County and stretch east to Perth County and west to Lambton County in South Western Ontario, being less than one hour away from each of London, Grand Bend, and Stratford, and only 2 hours west of Toronto.

South Huron has a lot to offer and you will soon find it is a great place to visit as well as a great place to live, to work and to play. You will enjoy the rolling country side and the sandy beaches of Lake Huron. We invite you to participate in our events and attractions. Enjoy a quiet walk on the beach, take in a live theatre show or taste the wonderful food grown in South Huron.

The Municipality is supported by many service groups, organizations and individuals that generously contribute to the community and makes it a great place to reside and to visit.

South Huron is located in Southwestern Ontario within a 2-hour driving radius, you can reach most of the major centres in Southwestern Ontario; the Greater Toronto Area, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, London, Sarnia and Windsor. Extend the driving time to half a day and reach Detroit and Buffalo. The day-drive population includes most of Ontario and Quebec as well as New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, or approximately 75 million people.

Being centrally located, South Huron has an excellent road network, within close proximity of Highways 401 and 402. County roads built for heavy loads serve as connecting links to points both within and outside the County. South Huron is well positioned for major railway access, provided through the Goderich-Exeter Railway which is Canada's first short line railway. The railway has direct access to the provincial east-west corridor and local interchanges are located in London, Toronto, Kitchener and Guelph.

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Woodland Trail The Klopp Woodland trail is located in one of Southwestern Ontario’s largest wetland/woodland areas – the Hay Swamp. The parking lot has been established along with a commemorative garden, a walking path in the meadow and a hiking trail through a...


Hike Along the Ausable River This all-season trail winds through the picturesque Ausable River Valley between MacNaughton Park in Exeter and Morrison Dam Conservation Area on Morrison Line. The river, trees, birds and wildlife make this an ideal setting for a nature...


Morrison Dam Conservation Area (MDCA) is located near 71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, Ontario. Driving Directions: From Exeter, take County Road #83 east for two (2) kilometres, turn right (south) at Morrison Line. Entranceway is 500 metres ahead. After the...