Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers of all ages are sure to find something to thrill them in Elgin County this summer. 

Back-Roading & Off-Roading

cars at riverStep off the beaten path and meander down the backroads of Elgin County where the natural beauty of the area will enchant you. Charming shops and restaurants, await!

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a pathway to walk onElgin County boasts over 100 km of scenic Carolinian forests trails and is connected to the Trans Canada Trail, the longest recreational trail in the world. 

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Canadian geese flyingWith its temperate climate and location on bird flight paths, Elgin County is the perfect place for birders to keep an eye out for our unique feathered friends.

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a couple riding a motorcycle on the road.Feel the wind on your face as your cruise down winding roads, over rolling hill and past idyllic country landscapes. Follow the Talbot Trail to discover a vibrant local heritage. 

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couple bikingRoutes through Elgin County provide some of the best terrain for cycling in North America. Ride along Lake Erie, through rolling hills, lush forests and picturesque countryside.

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Water Sports/Activities

canoe sitting on the edge of water in a river.Paddling, splashing or floating are perfect ways to spend a spring or summer afternoon at one of Elgin's conservation areas or in the warm waters of Lake Erie. 

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