If you are new to Huron County, Ontario’s West Coast, there are many ways to spend your free time no matter what your interests may be. Active living and participation in recreational and community events is a part of Huron County culture. There is always something going on wherever you live and Huron County residents enjoy easy access to a multitude of recreational activities and events. Being active in Huron County is as easy as stepping out your front door.
Indoor or outdoor, rural or urban, we’ve got it! Whether you like to watch or play baseball, hockey, or soccer; hike or bike one of our many trails; or fish one of our many rivers, there is no shortage of things to do here. You can golf, play soccer, baseball, volleyball, and hockey; try indoor skating, curling, or go cross-country skiing on our many trails. If golf is your passion, check out the Huron County Golf Trail.
Our many community sports and recreation facilities are available to the public at little or no charge. Huron County residents enjoy a wide variety of sporting and recreational activities and take full advantage of the excellent sports facilities in our communities. Commonly played sports include hockey, ringette, golf, soccer, and baseball.
Huron’s excellent network of sports facilities cater to many tastes and interests. Participating in local team sports is easy and available for all ages, from children to seniors. Soccer fields, skateboard parks, and community swimming pools beckon in the summer months. Our three indoor public pools are open year round. Harness racing, motocross racing, and gaming are but three entertainment options. Visit our Recreation page to find out more about our community and recreation facilities!
Huron County’s 110 km shoreline provides numerous beautiful public beaches for the enjoyment and pleasure of visitors and residents alike. Local parks, conservation areas, and trails are popular hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing locations. Lake Huron and the many rivers, including the Maitland, Bayfield and Nine Mile, provide great opportunities for fishing. The types of fish caught in Huron County are divided into three distinct groups:
- the cool and cold water fish communities in Lake Huron
- cold water fish found in rivers and streams
- warm water fish found in rivers, streams, and smaller inland lakes
Local parks and conservation areas
- Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority: www.abca.on.ca
- Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area: www.hullettmarsh.com
- Huron County Tourism Association: www.OntariosWestCoast.ca
- Maitland Trail Association: www.maitlandtrail.ca
- Maitland Valley Conservation Authority: www.mvca.on.ca
- Pinery Provincial Park: www.pinerypark.on.ca
- Point Farms Provincial Park: www.ontarioparks.com/park/pointfarms
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