The Saugeen River is a 160 km river that primarily flows northwest into Lake Huron. At one point, this river was a crucial barge route for the area, but today the area is best known as a great tourist destination since the river makes it the perfect place to spend some time on in a canoe or fishing. One of the things that makes this region so breathtaking is the fact that the smaller tributaries create some of the best recreational water in the area.

With plenty of unique communities all along the river, the area has become a popular destination for tourists, vacationers, and people looking to relocate to one of the most beautiful areas in all of Ontario. Since the mid-19th century, riverside communities such as Walkerton, Hanover, Southampton, Durham and many others, have represented a simpler and slower way of life. This lifestyle is highly appealing, especially to professionals who are looking to get away from it all. Whether a person is looking to experience some world-class fishing or simply wants to take in the natural beauty of the area, there is plenty to see and do for both visitors and residents alike.

A lot of people who visit for the first time are surprised to find just how unique so many of the small communities along the Saugeen River actually are. With a vibrant art scene and plenty for history buffs to take in and appreciate, but there really is something for everyone in this unique and majestic part of Canada. From working professionals to young families, the area has something to offer just about everyone who is interested in enjoying the beautiful Saugeen River that runs through Saugeen Country.