Enjoy our
"Hidden Gems of Nature"

Enjoy our
"Hidden Gems of Nature"

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain..….Henry David Thoreau

2019 LSNT CLUB Membership Cards

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....in Lambton Shores & Vicinity!

2019 Memberships now available for $15 per person or $25 per family.  Our business partners have special offers for LSNT Members.  Make sure to show your membership card.


Note:  Some business offers may change seasonally. 


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Latest News

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Claim Your FREE Award ​​

Hike all 7 Nature Trails in Lambton Shores & Vicinity and correctly answer each question to receive your FREE badge! 


  • Ausable River Cut Conservation Area
  • Lambton County Heritage Forest
  • Forested Dunes Nature Reserve
  • L Lake Management Area
  • Ipperwash Dunes and Swales Nature Reserve
  • Mystery Falls
  • Forest Trails

Find out more
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DONATE today and get your personalized leaf!

We are pleased to announce the completion of the trailhead structure in Forest as well as Phase I of its "twin" at the Port Franks Community Centre. We want to thank everyone who helped make this a reality! Come out and enjoy the trails in Forest & Port Franks area.


​Please consider donating to these community beautification projects. For donations over $300, a coloured leaf with your name and a brief comment will be added to the 'Donor Recognition Tree' featured  on the side-panel at either of the trailheads.  ​


An official tax receipt will be issued for donations over $20 

Find out more

There's much to see here. So take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us and what we done in the community!.

News Archives

Mark Your Calendar

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Coastline Women's Show

Sunday April 14, 2019 -  10 am to 4 pm @ Port Franks Community Centre, 9997 Port Franks Rd.


  • Group Hike 9 am
  • Bistro
  • Wellness Products, Unique Products, Specialty
  • Services, Draw Prizes
  • Family Stone Painting with Sonja
  • Local Artist, Jeffrey George 'Red Dog Art Studio'


Visit the LSNT Booth to find out more!  For information contact Lorie Scott 519.243.3005

International Hike Day

Saturday June 1, 2019 - 10 am to 1 pm @ County Heritage Forest Trails


Registration Booth open from 10 am & 12:30 pm at the new trailhead structure at the Port Franks Community Centre.


  • Wear the colours of your county(s), wave your flags!
  • Scavengers hunt, story tellers, and photo ops along the way.
  • A total of over 8 km of trails... you choose how far you want to go!
  • Complete your set goal and receive an official LSNT
  • Certificate of completion.


For more information contact Marilyn Smith 519.518.7229

Native Ceremonial Hike

Saturday June 23, 2019 - 1 pm @ Mystery Falls


Spiritual Leader & Artist, Jeffrey George, Red Dog Art Studio


  • Cost $30 Individual ($25 for LSNT members) or $50 Family ($45 LSNT Family Members)
  • Each participant receives a ceremonial gift
  • Hike is 2.7 km beautiful intermediate level hike
  • Bring water & good footwear both a must!
  • Alternate rain date is Sunday June 30


Register with Marilyn 519.518.7229

Annual LSNT Community Hike

Sunday October 6, 2019 - 1 pm @ Lambton Heritage Forest


  • Easy hike approximately 4 km
  • Meet up at the NEW Trailhead at the Port Franks Community Centre
  • Special Guest (TBA)
  • Everyone welcome!

Events Booth

Saturday, October 19 - 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday, October 20 - 10 am to 4 pm


Visit our Booth @ the Ausable Port Franks Optimists Tea Room


Soup, sandwiches, dessert & beverages available!

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Holiday Marketplace

Sunday December 1, 2019 - 10 am - 4 pm @ Port Franks Community Centre


  • Bistro
  • Unique & Specialty Gift ideas
  • Draw Prizes
  • Visit the LSNT Booth to find out more!
  • For information contact Lorie Scott 519-243-3005

LSNT Work Days

Trail Workdays are planned throughout spring and fall. First time participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.


The 2019 spring work schedule will be published in the new year.


* Additional Workdays will be scheduled as necessary.​​ Details will be posted closer to the scheduled workday.

LSNT 2019 Board Meetings

March 21, April 11, May 9, June 13, September 12, October 10, November 14


7:00 pm @ Port Franks Optimist Hall

Public is Welcome!!!​​

Wanted

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Marketing Campaigns

We are in need of a dedicated person to utilize our easy-to-use GoDaddy software package to send emails to our contact list. The resposibiltiies include putting the campaign form together based on input received from various board members. If you are interested, please contact Marilyn @ 519.243.0123.

Secretary

Lambton Shores Nature Trails requires a dedicated person to: 

  

  • Attend regular Executive Committee Meetings (roughly 8 per year)
  • Proof-read Executive Committee meeting agenda and send out to Board Members, Landowners, Guests & other specified recipients 
  • Record meeting minutes and distribute same as specified for agenda
  • File original of forms and make copies available when requested

Hard Hats

If you have a hard hat sitting around collecting dust, donate it to a good cause. We are in need of hard hats to protect our volunteers on some of our work days. If you would be so kind as to donate one, we will be more than happy to pick it up. Please contact Ross @ 519-786-4956.

Certified Chainsaw Operators

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

Trail Volunteer Workers

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

Hiking in Lambton Shores

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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. We offer anetwork of connected, accessible, safe & user-friendly Nature Trails for walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking & outdoor enthusiasts!

Discoveries are Waiting

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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, wetlands,waterfalls, native flowers & plants, wildlife, fossils and more. There is something new waiting for you to discover!

Our Code of Ethics

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Protect & preserve our ‘Gems of Nature’ and everything in it.

Stay on the trail (follow the ‘blazes’ on the trees).

Help keep the trails LSNT works on natural and beautiful.

Take only pictures…Leave only footprints.

Adhere to the permitted uses and activities.

Keep dogs on the leash.

An Invitation To Join Us

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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!

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Beyond The 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 county boundary.


We initiate other projects to beautify the area for generations to come  (E.G. "Green Tunnel" of 100 native trees planted around the perimeter of the Port Franks Community Centre Grounds)


We are spearheading a 3-year research project to determine if black walnut husks have an impact on controlling the growth of invasive phragmites.


We have partnered with the North Lambton Community Health Centre and lead group hikes on area nature trails .


We have partnered with other like minded groups like the Lakeshore Eco-Network and continue to participate in the Collective Impact - Connected Rural Communities Collaborative Project initiated by the Grand Bend Area Health Centre.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve the trail network in Lambton Shores & vicinity.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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