MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Visit Port Elgin on the Lake Huron Shoreline!


Ontario Yurt CampingMacGregor Point Provincial Park is a natural wonderland spring, summer, fall or winter.  It's an outdoor treasure that can be enjoyed year-round. Located on a seven-kilometre stretch of coast on Lake Huron it hosts a multitude of features that will stun the senses. It is part of a natural forested corridor that extends along the coast.  MacGregor Point is a complex ecosystem that consists of wetlands, former beach ridges, sand dunes, forests, silver maple swamps, cattail marshes, ponds, fens and bogs. It is home to over 105 migratory birds - Nesting Warblers, the Black-Crowned Night Heron, the American Egret and numerous songbirds.

Birding along the shores of Lake Huron-Georgian Bay is exceptional during the spring months. Located near Port Elgin, the Huron Fringe Birding Festival is held annually on the first two weekends after the May long weekend. This birding and nature festival is filled with guided hikes concentrating on not only birds, but wildflowers, butterflies and insects. There are also workshops covering bird identification, nature photography, and evening events include illustrated programs featuring guest speakers, night hikes and "Owl Prowls".

Highlights through the rest of the seasons include the Wild For The Arts Festival in September, Withches in the Woods during October plus all winter long camping Packages.  Winter visitors can camp in yurts, cross-country ski or ice skate through the park trails. A yurt is an eight-sided, 16 foot diametre, tent-like structure installed on a wooden deck floor.  It can accommodate up to six people and is accessible by vehicle. Each yurt is equipped with electric heat, electric outlet and florescent lighting; 4 chairs, a table and two sets of bunks to sleep six. There is also a fire pit, kitchen shelter, picnic tables and a propane barbeque with a side burner.

A visit to MacGregor Point isn't complete unless you stop by the Visitor Centre. It is the hub of all educational and interpretive programs in the park and offers:

Hands on Discovery Boxes designed for kids or adults.

Live displays and interpretive exhibits relevant to the natural and cultural resources found within MacGregor Point Provincial Park.

Information about "things to do" in the local area. 

The Huron Fringe Gift Shop - a nature gift shop ( Which has great rates on snowshoes! ).

Self-directed programs

Camper's Library.

  • Back Pack Lending Program.
  • Digital Trail Guide - download a trail guide for the Old Shore Road Trail onto your MP3 Player
  • PFD Loan Program.

Come and relax with nature!. People of all ages and abilities enjoy short walks, day hikes, and long-distance backpacking journeys. MacGregor Point Provincial Park offers a variety of opportunities for viewing spectacular scenery, for exploring, for adventure, for exercise, for nature study and for renewal.

 

Address
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
1593 Bruce  Road 33,
Port Elgin Ontario
519-389-9056 

More must sees:

must see: Huron Fringe Birding Festival

Huron Fringe Birding Festival

17th Annual Huron Fringe Birding Festival. Two consecutive weekends. A premiere outdoors festival focusing on birds, wildflowers, insects, photography and more.

must see: Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Spring is the perfect time to dust off your bike and hit the trails. With over 12,500 acres and 5 properties, our trails has something for everyone! Chariot friendly trails available at MTB Adventure Park and the Lindsay Tract

must see: Boat Tours

Boat Tours

Explore the crystal clear blue waters of Georgian Bay on breath taking boat cruise. You can lean over a boat and see shipwrecks and learn some history of the sunken ships. On a calm day, the underwater continuation of the Niagara Escarpment is visible. There are islands to explore, shores to cruise, and lighthouses to visit. Also from the water, you can see the coastal cliffs ablaze in the sunset.

must see: Fishing

Fishing

Saugeen River is the place for spring fishing. Cast from Saugeen's river banks into the spring migratory run or hop in a boat and downrig the deep waters of Georgian Bay & Lake Huron.

must see: Museums

Museums

Bruce County Museum is celebrating 60 years! Stay tuned for all the exciting upcoming exhibits such as "Fore the Planet" May 13.

must see: Lighthouse Tours

Immerse yourself in the history of Bruce County lighthouses by taking a self-guided tour through some of the best lighthouses in Ontario!

must see: Hiking

Hiking

Over 500 km of footpaths to explore along the Bruce Trail, in nature preserves, provincial & national parks.

must see: Motorcycling

Motorcycling

Bound by Lake Huron to the West and Georgian Bay to the East, there is a ton of coastline to ride in Bruce County.