NATURE + PARKS

South Huron Trail

The South Huron Trail is an 8km, all season trail that winds through the scenic Ausable River Valley.

LOCATION:
This accessible trail links two trails: the MacNaughton-Morrison Trail and the Morrison Dam Conservation Area (MDCA). Both are access points to the trail.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Year-round.

Learn more about the South Huron Trail!

White Squirrels

Visit towns and cities around the world and you’ll find squirrels that are grey and black. In Exeter, you’ll see squirrels that are WHITE!

Exeter’s white squirrels are not albinos; they are actually white with dark coloured eyes versus the classic albino red. True white squirrels are said to be a genetic mutation of the common Eastern Grey Squirrel. Normally black or grey, these squirrels can also have a reddish tinge or more rarely, white fur. In Exeter, the white colour phase has become predominant.

Learn more about our famous white squirrels!

MacNaugton Park and Exeter Splash Zone

MacNaughton Park is the perfect place to spend the afternoon with kids! This park is home to the newly built Exeter Splash Zone, pavilion and children’s play equipment. The park is a great place for a picnic featuring pavilions with hydro, picnic tables and garbage receptacles.

In the winter, you’ll find an outdoor ice rink underneath the pavilion as well as an awesome location to build snowmen!

MacNaughton Park is also one of the best places to see Exeter’s unique white squirrels!

LOCATION:
Located on the eastside of Main Street Exeter, just off Hill Street.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
The park is open year-round. The Splash Zone operates Victoria Day to mid-September from 9am to 8pm daily.

CONTACT:
Municipality of South Huron

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Victoria Park

Victoria Park is another popular park for families with small children! This park features a playground, a covered pavilion and a wading pool.

Victoria Park is maintained by the Exeter Lioness Club – we appreciate their dedication to making this park a safe and friendly place for families.

LOCATION:
Victoria Park, 133 Huron Street West, Exeter, ON N0M 1S0

Located at the South end of Exeter on Huron Street West, between Carling and Market Streets.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Operates July 1 to Labour Day weekend, 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm daily.

CONTACT:
Municipality of South Huron

Exeter Pool

Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool in MacNaughton Park!

LOCATION:
Located on the eastside of Main Street Exeter, just off Hill Street.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Operates mid-June until end of August.

Lap Swims | Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Public Swims | Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 3:30pm + 6:30pm – 8:00pm; Saturday and Sunday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Aqua-Fit | Monday to Thursday: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

ADMISSION:
Public Swim | $3.00 per person
Individual Pass | $80.00 per person
Family Pass | $140.00 per family

CONTACT:
Municipality of South Huron

Elliott Park

This quiet riverside park offers relaxed overnight camping across from MacNaugton Park in Exeter, which provides swimming, a playground and picnic area, as well as access to the South Huron Trail.

Number of Sites: 10 transient (available on first come basis)

FACILITIES + AMENITIES:

  • Short-term tent and trailer camping permitted without camping permits ($5.00 per night)
  • Portable toilet supplied in the summer months, includes dumping station
  • Portable water available (Victoria Day Weekend until Thanksgiving)

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Operates July 1 to Labour Day weekend, 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm daily.

CONTACT:
Municipality of South Huron