MacGregor Point Provincial Park is located on the stunningly sandy shores of Lake Huron. The park is open year round and offers several hiking trails and other activities depending on the season, like fishing and swimming in the summer and cross-country skiing and skating in the winter.
We’ve been to MacGregor Point three times:
- March 2023 – 2 nights in a rustic cabin
- December 2022 – 2 nights
- January 2021 – 2 nights winter camping
MacGregor Point offers several hiking trails through the park. Below are some of the trails that we’ve hiked.
(1) Huron Fringe Trail (1.2km loop, rated easy). The trail features a series of storyboards that provide more information about the landscape and the different habitats found in the area. The path follows along a boardwalk through the forest, which is part of an old sand beach, and wetlands. It also passes a couple of ponds follows the Lake Huron shoreline.
(2) Lake Ridge Trail (4km loop, rated moderate). The trail loops through the forest, wetlands and abandoned fields. It features a series of storyboards along the way that provide more information of the history and geology of the area, and about early settlement.
(3) Old Shore Road Trail follows the Lake Huron shoreline. Back in the day, this trail was part of a larger route that connected the towns of Goderich and Southampton. We hiked to Sunset Point, a narrow peninsula.
(4) Tower Trail (3.5km loop, rated easy). There’s a series of storyboards along the trail that provide more information about the geology of the area and importance of the wetland environment. The trail passes a few wetlands and features an observation tower that offers sweeping views of the surrounding area, along with a bird blind.
Other Activities and Attractions
MacGregor Point also offers a variety of other activities and facilities, including:
- A sandy beach located in a small bay, which is great for swimming and watching the sunset
- A variety of activities in the winter, including skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
There are also several lighthouses nearby, including the Southampton Front Range Light, Kincardine Lighthouse and Point Clark Lighthouse.
MacGregor Point contains three campgrounds, one of which is open year-round. It also offers roofed accommodations, including yurts and rustic cabins. We’ve camped here once (in the winter) and have stayed in one of the rustic cabins (in the spring).