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 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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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
A fabulous Canada Day 'Dance for Mother Earth' hosted by Lambton Shores Nature Trails at the new Port Franks trailhead 'Circle of Life'.
Special thanks to Jenny (Mother Earth), Lindsey (Grandmother 1)
Faye (Grandmother 2), Trinity (Dancer 3), Marilyn (Dance 4)
Maeve (Super Hero 1), Colton (Super Hero 2)
Gerda (Assisting Super Heroes).
International Trails Day was held at the Lambton Heritage Forest in Port Franks. Hikers had a hoot of a time! They enjoyed the new trailhead and surrounding landscaping - the "Heart of the Trails" spearheaded by LSNT.
Students from the grade 9 Geography class at the North Lambton Secondary School planted 24 trees in the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Ipperwash Dunes & Swales. This much needed effort was to help eliminate fragmentation along the trail network.. This project was made possible by a generous donation from the Lambton Wildlife Inc. Habitat Fund.
A work crew installed a property fence at the corner of Whatman and Nipigon Streets in Port Franks. The fence, extra brush and boulders at this entrance should better protect the NCC and the Lambton County Heritage Forest properties from further destruction by ATV's. It will also make it safe for hikers on the trails!
LSNT helped at the Hike Ontario display at this year's Go Wild, Grow Wild event. Held at the Western Fair Agriplex building, this annual event is the largest wildest, greenest, most adventurous event series in Ontario's far South. It draws thousands of adventurers, gardeners, nature enthusiasts, families and green people!
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.
Lambton Shores Nature Trails requires a dedicated person to:
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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. For example, we planted 100 native trees around the perimeter of the Port Franks Community Centre grounds to create a ‘Green Tunnel’.
We spearheaded a 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.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve the trail network in Lambton Shores & vicinity.
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