Passport Stop 8

SAUGEEN RIVER ACCESS #14, SOUTHAMPTON

GPS: 44°27’22.8”N 81°19’30.9”W

wheelchair friendlybicycle friendly

Return Trip Time: 2 to 5 minutes
Level: Easy
The Clue: A rustic bridge and popular spot for family photos.

More Info & Historical Significance: Commonly known as Shencks Bridge, this Saugeen River Access point is the starting pint for adventure for many people every year. Further downstream, the river is braided with sandy tree islands that are remnants of a former delta.

The “mighty” Saugeen River used to provide important transportation for pioneers: they would walk or drive their ox cart to her banks and float all their worldly possessions down the river! The Saugeen River has provided passage for loggers, traders and adventurers for centuries.

top 3 things to do while you’re here:

  1. Visit the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre in honour of Bruce County’s 150th birthday.
  2. Rent a canoe or kayak at Thorncrest Outfitters or Cowan Canoe & Kayak Livery.
  3. Rent a bike at Martin’s Bicycle Shop.

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