Lambton Shores includes the beachfront communities of Grand Bend, Ipperwash and Port Franks as well as Forest, Thedford and Arkona.
The 10,656 residents of Lambton Shores enjoy the area’s rural and urban settings. Agriculture has longstanding roots in Lambton Shores. Outdoor activity is strongly featured, with many biking and walking trails as well as the very popular Pinery Provincial Park. Geologists can take a look back in time along the Ausable Gorge at the Rock Glen Conservation Area.
Retail activity is strongly represented in Forest and Grand Bend. The area’s population swells in the summer season, and local businesses provide a complete retail experience. Thedford is host to a cider house and winery, featuring award winning apple cider and apple wine.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 50 kilometers (31 miles) of wide sandy beaches, including Grand Bend’s internationally recognized Blue Flag designated beaches. A legendary sunset and a warm campfire are perfect ways to round out a summer day in Lambton Shores.
Industry and Community Highlights
- Beachfront experience in Grand Bend, Ipperwash and Port Franks
- Hiking and Walking Trails (Lambton Shores Nature Trails)
- Thriving arts and culture scene
- Forest Industrial Park
- Golf, auto racing, live music
- Kineto Theatre (Forest) in operation since 1917
- Farmers markets
- Conservation Areas
- Pinery Provincial Park