Recreation in Scugog
Lake Scugog, provides Scugog residents with a myriad of recreation opportunities including: swimming, boating, fishing, snowmobiling and dog sledding. The Nonquon Wildlife preserve located just north of Port Perry off Old Simcoe Road is over 1200 acres in size, and is considered one of the most diverse wetlands in Durham Region. The Nonquon is a popular destination point for birders and outdoor enthusiasts. The Nonquon River is the site for “Canoe the Nonquon”. This annual event is the largest and oldest canoe race in Ontario. It is held on the first Saturday in June and is open to competitive and recreational canoeists.
Golf enthusiasts can hit the links at a number of courses in the Port Perry area. The Canterbury Common located at 127 Waterbury Street is a public 9 hole course with water views of Lake Scugog. Additional options include the semi-private 9 hole Golfers Dream situated at 1000 the Second Line, and the semi-private 18 hole, Sunnybrae Golf Course, located at 1430 King Street.
Scugog Shores municipal park located in downtown Port Perry Village on Water Street overlooking Lake Scugog, features a baseball diamond, and tennis courts. Birdseye Pool located at 245 Water Street is a family aquatic facility that features a 30x50 lane pool, a 30x20 children’s pool, and a large outdoor deck and viewing area. Scugog and Blackstock both have ice arenas. There are also numerous community halls located throughout Scugog Township.