Owned by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, the Ausable River Cut Conservation  Area 32 acre road-side park on the Ausable Cut offers hikers a challenging 2 km loop trail over a high sand-dune – easy short-cuts are available.

A wheelchair accessible loop leads you through a Carolinian forest and also includes a viewing platform looking over the Ausable Cut. A large sand dune can be found at the halfway point (hiking clockwise will have you going down the dune). A gravel parking lot and washroom is available.  A smaller 0.5 km loop has a children’s Story Walk installed.

Link to Trail Map:  https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/72882546-4158-474e-bfd0-32a9f78441a3/downloads/Map-Ausable%20Cut.pdf?ver=1680477244307

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.


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Ausable River Cut Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 2 km loop
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Partially wheelchair accessible
Fees: not known

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: washroom

Attractions: Viewing platform, partial wheel chair accessible,

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority 1-519-235-2610

Find it: 9984 Northville Cres. just off Hwy # 21 at the Ausable Cut Bridge in Northville.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.2202930
Longitude: -81.8671040

Ausable River Cut Conservation Area Image Gallery

Photo credits:

Images courtesy of Ross Atkinson, Lambton Shores Nature Trails.