Nature Trails near Port Stanley, Ontario

Port Stanley Harbour

Port Stanley Harbour

Port Stanley is a village in the amalgamated community of the Municipality of Central Elgin.

Ingredients for the quintessential charming country getaway are found in abundance in the Municipality of Central Elgin.  The area is a cultural delight, a mix of urban and rural beauty, and home to several exciting destinations.

The village of Port Stanley boasts one of the finest stretches of sandy beach on Lake Erie’s north shore. It is also popular for its trendy shops, inns and dining. It's an authentic fishing village, and new trails in the area make it perfect for walking. A combination of sun, fun, and food makes beautiful Port Stanley a fantastic getaway.

The historic village of Sparta traces its roots to the Quakers in 1813.  Today, Sparta offers visitors an unspoiled glimpse of early Ontario architecture, boasting many buildings dating back to the 1840's.  The village includes the studio of a world renowned artist, unique shops, candle maker, and a nearby lavender farm and winery.

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In 2002 the trail was extended the final 2 kms in Port Stanley, Ontario to Mackies on the beach for a total of 41 kilometres. Then it travels through the village and heads into the trees north of the town. There is some road work, but most of the trail follows the...

Hawk Cliff Woods

Hawk Cliff Woods is a short but beautiful trail loop through a young forest into a more mature forest. Expect to see species like Sugar Maple and Shagbark Hickory as well as ravine views. The trail is easy and flat, but expect a couple of very muddy spots during the...