Be sure to leave lots of time to visit the shops and restaurants on Brighton’s heritage main street as well as the stunning Presqu’ile Provincial Park-one of nature’s outstanding gifts. Go swimming, camping, windsurfing, diving, fishing or take in the nature programs and visit the oldest operating lighthouse on the north shore of Lake Ontario. For refreshments stop by Whistling Duck Restaurant located on the Trail at Harbour St. or travel a little way south to Gosport (along Ontario St. or Cedar) for some freshly caught fish at the fisheries.
- Brighton’s heritage downtown is just 2km north of Trail (use Prince Edward Drive). Great shopping, coffee shops, restaurants and accommodations.
- Presqu’ile Park is a must see with its magnificent sand dunes, wetlands and a lighthouse.
- Stop at Brighton’s constructed wetland (HWY 64 east of Prince Edward) and learn how this wetland contributes to wastewater treatment.
- Future Conservation Stop!–Brighton Wetland is 232 acre/94 ha) Lake Ontario coastal wetland just east of Brighton under the protection of the Nature Conservancy and other partners. Click here to earn more about the Nature Conservancy’s plans.
The Toby Trail link connects to the Waterfront Trail at Harbour Street and follows the Butler Creek. It is a lovely nature trail with a wood chip surface and just shy of 1km in length.
In 2004, the Waterfront Regeneration Trust secured $66K to fund work on the Butler Creek Trail and improvements to the Brighton marina as part of a major federal and provincial infrastructure program.