North Shore Trail closures due to wave action

The North Shore Trail has been closed between Concession 10 and North Shore Park in Port Elgin due to severe damage from wave action. Barricades have been placed along the trail and signage is currently being posted to alert the public to the closures.


With higher lake levels continuing into the summer, this section of the trail is closed completely for the time being. Town staff will evaluate whether it can be partially opened for safe use during the summer season.


“As the weather warms up, we all love to get out on the trails, while practicing good physical distancing,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau. “With more than 40 kilometres of trails in our community, there are many other safe options for exploring Saugeen Shores.”

To view a list of open trails in Saugeen Shores, visit:

Essential business hotline

For any businesses in Saugeen Shores unsure of whether they are deemed essential by the Province of Ontario, the ‘Stop the Spread’ hotline is available to answer these questions. Anyone with questions or concerns can call the province’s Stop the Spread hotline at 1-888-444-3659 or Saugeen Shores Police Services at 519-832-2500.

Rethinking yard/garage sales

Although many love yard sale treasure hunting in the spring, during the COVID-19 pandemic is not the time. The provincial orders restricting gatherings of more than five people suggest that this community tradition should be postponed right now. Protect yourself and your neighbours and help to flatten the curve.

For accurate COVID-19 information and resources from Saugeen Shores, visit regularly.