picture of waterfront trail and gazebo

Limited indoor and outdoor recreation amenities are open, with modifications and restrictions in place under the Province's Step 3 Reopening Roadmap. Review our COVID-19 What's Open page for details.

Along the shores of Lake Ontario, the Port Hope waterfront offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, swimming, boating, and leisure. 

family walking on the beach

The Municipality hosts two main public beaches. These beaches provide a quiet place to take a dip or enjoy a sunset. Playgrounds and picnic areas are available nearby.

above shot of fish cleaning station by river
Boat Launch, Marina, and Fish Cleaning

The boat launch is open year-round at no cost to the user. The fish cleaning station is located along Mill Street South.

picture of the Ganaraska river

The Ganaraska River in the Municipality of Port Hope offers some of the most diverse fishing experiences in the Province, with Salmon and Trout reaching up to 40 pounds.

The Future of Port Hope's Waterfront

The Port Hope Consolidated Waterfront Master Plan provides an indication of the planned future changes in the redesign of the waterfront area, including the centre pier.