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COVID-19 Restrictions during the Emergency Stay at Home Order

Parks and trails may be used with the following restrictions:

  • No gatherings are permitted at any time. 
  • Masks should be worn outdoors when 2m distancing can't be met when you are not with members from the same household.
  • Physical distancing of 2 m or more still remains in effect.
  • Please avoid crowds, stay local, explore your local neighborhood trails.

Port Blake Beach & Day Park will remain closed until further notice.

Please help us in keeping our parks and trails clean, safe and enjoyable. If you notice an area of concern, please let us know through our Report a Problem Form.

Map of Parks and Trails in South Huron

 

List of Parks and Trails in South Huron

Parks in Exeter
MacNaughton Park
  • Located on the east side of Main Street Exeter at the dam on the Ausable River
  • Covered pavilion with hydro service and children's play area located nearby
  • In the winter the pavilion turns into an outdoor skating rink
  • The head of the South Huron Trail is located at MacNaughton Park. This walking trail travels along the Ausable river, and bridges allow you to cross over to Lions Park and return back to MacNaughton Park
Elliott Park
  • Located at 12 Church Street, on the west side of Main Street Exeter along the Ausable River
  • Elliott Park operations annually from the Friday of Victoria Day long weekend to Thanksgiving Monday, weather permitting.
  • It is important to review the Elliott Park Policy By-law for full details on permitted uses of the park, prior to arrival.  
  • Eight (8) campsites available on a first come, first serve basis (no reservations). Maximum of three (3) consecutive nights, no more than twice per month.
    • Tenting is not allowed, except a maximum of two tents tied to a trailer.
    • A maximum of eight people per campsite.
    • Quiet hours are in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - no objectionable disturbance or unreasonable noise will be allowed at any time. 
    • Small cooking fires are permitted in the designated areas only and are not permitted between the quiet hours of 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
    • Campers are responsible for removing their own garbage for the site.
  • Potable water and dumping station available (date TBD, weather permitting).
  • No portable toilets will be supplied at Elliott Park for 2021.
Victoria Park 
  • Located at Huron Street West between Carling and Market Streets
  • Pavilion and childrens play equipment available
  • Wading pool operates from July 1st through to the end of August
Lions Park
  • Located along the Ausable River running through Exeter
  • Perfect location for wedding photos
Main Street Parkette
  • Beautiful area in the middle of downtown Exeter with benches, shade trees and pavilion.
Motz Park
  • A peaceful spot for a rest off of Motz Boulevard/Pryde Boulevard
Port Blake Park & Beach (CLOSED)
  • Port Blake Beach & Day Park will remain closed until further notice.
  • Located at the corner of Bluewater Highway (Hwy 21) and Dashwood Road (Hwy 83) beside the Lake Huron Water Supply System
  • Public access to the beach
  • Picnic shelter, BBQs, playground equipment, washrooms, and change room facilities
  • Parking passes can be purchased at the admission gate
Crediton Community Sportsplex
  • 38 Victoria Avenue, Crediton
  • Located beside the Crediton Community Centre
  • A baseball diamond and pavilion complete with accessible washrooms
  • Children's play structure available for families to enjoy
Morrison Dam Conservation Area
MacNaughton-Morrison Trail

The MacNaughton-Morrison Trail links with the Morrison Dam Conservation Area to create the 8-kilometre South Huron Trail. The trail is supported by many local groups and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation.

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