Dresden is home to Lambton-Kent Memorial Arena, hosting Jr. Kings hockey games and professionally supervised figure skating. Outdoor facilities include tennis courts, pool, skate board park, and newly completed Track & Field complex. Organized sports range from minor soccer, hockey and baseball to Lawn Bowling.

The Arboretum in the centre of town is a tree park of identified indigenous Carolinian species. The Trillium Trail runs along the Sydenham River and significant historical sites are noted and described on markers along its’ 2 km course