Lambton Shores Nature Trails (LSNT) was founded in October 2011 by a group of local nature and hiking enthusiasts alarmed by the ongoing destruction of some of the environmentally most significant natural areas by trespassing ATV's and Dirt-Bikes. From the start, mobilizing the landowners, providing free and fun public access via hiking trails, bike-ways or water routes was deemed to offer the best approach to save these 'Gems of Nature' for future generations.
To promote, develop and maintain public nature trails through partnerships in Lambton Shores and vicinity.
To build a network of user-friendly nature trails that inspire people to experience the biodiversity of Lambton Shores and vicinity.
To first and foremost protect and preserve our remaining 'Gems of Nature' in Lambton Shores and vicinity by applying responsible means to eliminate motorized vehicles from these areas identified as environmentally sensitive.
To encourage residents, cottagers and visitors of all ages to explore & appreciate our ‘Gems of Nature’ in every season.
To provide opportunities to learn more about our Carolinian Canada Flora and Fauna, the Importance of Biodiversity, the Nature-First Ethic, Conservation of Environmentally Significant Areas and Rare Eco-Systems.
To complement the work of the Stewards of the Land and the Lambton County Regional Trail Committee.
To promote a more Physically Active and Healthy Lifestyle in the Great Outdoors.
To support sustainable Tourism and Business Development.
To connect the Communities, Landowners, Business Leaders, and Residents of Lambton Shores.
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 groups like the North Lambton Community Health Centre and lead 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