Explore and Play

There is something for everyone to do in Lambton Shores! Whether you are an outdoor adventurer, food enthusiast, adrenaline junkie, or simply looking for a place to kick back and relax, you'll find your perfect activity here.

The Community Events Calendar is a fantastic source for local events and activities hosted by community groups throughout Lambton Shores.

Browse through the Lambton Shores Community Guide to learn more about the facilities, services, community groups, events and recreation options available to residents and visitors alike!

Community highlights

Arkona

  • Arkona is home to sprawling orchards, and beautiful blossoms on these fruit trees decorate the town throughout the month of May.
  • Rock Glen Conservation Area offers a beautiful and peaceful location for hiking, exploring, and fossil hunting. It is also home to Rock Glen Falls – do not miss this 30 ft spectacle!

Forest

  • Forest is the largest community in Lambton Shores.
  • The Amphitheatre at Esli Dodge Conservation Area hosts a full day of Canada Day celebrations which attract thousands from the surrounding area.
  • The Forest Farmer's Market takes place Fridays from 8 am – 1 pm, May through October on King Street East.
  • The Kineto Theatre is one of the world's oldest movie theatres – it's been operating since 1917!

Grand Bend

  • Grand Bend thrives during the summer season as residents and visitors alike flock to the lively Grand Bend Beach.
  • The Grand Bend Farmer's Market takes place Wednesdays from 8 am – 1 pm, May through October at the corner of Ontario Street and Main Street (the Colonial Hotel parking lot).
  • Nearby attractions include drag racing at the Grand Bend Motorplex and live theatre at the Huron Country Playhouse.
  • Major annual events include the Grand Bend Optimist Club's Beachfest, Scorpion's beach volleyball tournament, and Canada Day Celebrations.
  • The Grand Bend Marina and Grand Bend Beach are two of 3 Blue Flag designated sites in Lambton Shores.

Ipperwash

  • Located on the shores of Lake Huron, Ipperwash is a perfect place to fish or boat.
  • The Ipperwash Dunes and Swales Nature Trail offers a beautiful hike through a Carolinian Forest. In the spring, the trail is a great place to see wildflowers in full bloom!
  • Ipperwash Beach is the perfect place to spend the day and to view some of the world's most beautiful sunsets.

Port Franks

  • Located on Lake Huron and the Ausable River, Port Franks is a popular spot to fish or boat.
  • Port Franks is host to the popular Bluewater Anglers Annual Salmon Derby.
  • The Port Franks Marina is one of 3 Blue Flag designated sites in Lambton Shores.
  • Hike through some of Port Franks wetlands, forests and sand dunes on the extensive trail system.

Thedford

  • The Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival takes place at the Legacy Recreation Centre and Lambton Heritage Museum each fall.
  • The rural surroundings and agricultural roots create a perfect home for many farmgate markets.
  • The Legacy Centre is the newest facility in Lambton Shores and offers the perfect location for sporting events, tournaments, wedding receptions, galas, and trade shows.

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