Our first location opened in the spring of '95 in the quaint
town of Southampton, where the Saugeen River meets the open
water of Lake Huron.
Southampton is centrally located not only to some of the best
paddling in Southern Ontario, but also to a vast array of trail
systems for hikers, bikers and X-country skiing.
Southampton is surrounded by history, and our Thorncrest Outfitters
location is no different.
Our store is located in the original Post Office of the town.
In keeping with our store's history, we have painted our two
150-year-old original front doors "Post Office Red".
These doors welcome you into a friendly and informative environment
to learn more about the outdoors, Southampton and all that Thorncrest
can offer you. Let us introduce you and your family to the outdoor
lifestyle by enjoying one of our guided packages. Or, use our
River Shuttle service and equipment rentals to create your own
Our staff are expert in educating our customers on products
that can make any outdoor experience more enjoyable in any elements.
Thorncrest Outfitters sits in the middle of a culturally diverse
community with everything from great paddling on the Saugeen
River and Lake Huron to the Bruce County Museum, the Southampton
Art School and Gallery, and our very own historical restoration
of the Chantry Island lighthouse keepers' quarters and grounds.
Both High street and Albert St (Highway 21) offer a wide selection
of shopping for the entire family. We are also home to fine
dining establishments and many great family restaurants. Thorncrest
Outfitters uses the services of many of these businesses to
assist us in the complete package programs that we offer. Our
shoreline is ready to tempt you with your overnight stay in
our many B and B's and motels, so, come for more than just a
Our Southampton shop is located at the west end of High Street
in Saugeen Shores.
When traveling on Highway 21, turn west (toward the lake) at
Southampton's one and only set of lights. Thorncrest Outfitters
is the third shop on your left.
Click for map GPS N 44 29.740' W 081 22.310
Southampton is approximately 2 1/2 hours northwest of Toronto,
2 1/2 hours from the Cambridge, Kitchener area and 3 hours from
Our destination is easily accessible for a day, a weekend or
on Map Quest to give you details from your door to ours.
****We are open year round. Please check our business hours
below. We wouldn't want to miss you!
Summer hours are :
Saturday thru Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fall Hours (effective Sept 1st):
labour day monday 11am-4pm
Winter Hours are:
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesday beginning January 13 2015 until spring
Call direct (519) 797-1608
or use our
TOLL FREE number 1-888-34KAYAK (52925)