picture of waterfront trail and gazebo

Please note that some outdoor recreation amenities are closed per the current Provincial Stay at Home Order. Review the list on our COVID-19 What's Open page. 

Notice regarding parks and trails

Trails are open for the purposes of permitting persons to walk through or use portions of the park or recreational area. Playgrounds, outdoor parks, and recreational areas, off-leash dog parks and benches in parks will remain open and can be used by children if both the children and their parents can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others.

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.