Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland

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Get close to nature and enjoy the great outdoors at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre--1,214 hectares (3,000 acres) teeming with lush vegetation, wetlands, and biodiversity. Observe painted turtles and trumpeter swans among other animals along 25 km (15 mi) of well-marked trails and boardwalks. Guided tours here include canoeing and kayaking, and special nature trail expeditions take you deep into the marshes for a chance to learn about the ecosystem. Head to the interpretive center to see birds of prey demonstrations and resident amphibians. Plan my trip to Midland with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • October 2, 2017
    A less know treasure is the Wildflower gardens and the gardeners who are at work there every Thursday. They sell plants and give free advise. Take a canoe trip through the Marsh or even kayak which ta...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    It's a nice place , pretty ,outdoorsy It's alot of walking so for us it was a bit harder but some views were worth it  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    We popped in here after Saint Marie and the Hurons (right next door) before driving down to Toronto to fly home... I just wanted a bit more 'nature' and I wasn't disappointed! It was very quiet on the...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Such a great place, even if you do not have kids. :) The surprise were all the adorable owls there... most of them like to chill out or hide except for one owl (Casper?) who loves to show off and fly to you - but only if you look the other way. The "Bee House" actually had a swarm of bees, hearing them up close was something that I had never experienced before. Of course, the paths themselves were lovely - definitely muddy if it was recently raining so wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty. A hat and sunglasses is not a bad idea either. The boardwalk over the marsh was something very magical. Even on a long weekend it was not busy, in fact there was nobody else much of the time. I saw a lot of frogs, turtles, fishes... in the clear water below and on top of lilies. Little fact boards all over the place but not too overwhelming. You can cover the above in 2 hours, but if you had more time you can check out more pathways. Not very strenuous as the paths are pretty much all flat; the boardwalk area was very sunny, but the rest was very shaded. There are lots of benches to sit on along the way. Wye also offers a canoe tour of the marsh which sounded promising, but I only found out after that it's actually $8/pp (or so) after I went to the docks! They should have been more clear with the display boards, which only listed the start times (and the front desk person just advised us to go to the canoe docks if you were interested). If you are interested in this, please note you have to pay at the front desk area, and sign some sort of additional waiver. I feel like it would've quite interesting though! Overall, fantastic stop!
  • June 28, 2017
    Amazing place....great for kids and children at heart to learn about the natural environment! Kids can dip net for frogs and fish, trails are beautiful all year round, summer camp, snowshoeing, bird watching and birdsof prey, and also a great home to many animals and reptiles.....Open almost all year round.. dogs are welcome too on leash! Membership has its benefits...so happy we joined!!
  • May 29, 2017
    Great outdoor nature and wildlife attraction with courteous staff. Nets are provided for the kids to try their luck catching critters in the marsh along the boardwalk. Excellent photography opportunities too.
  • May 10, 2017
    Go look at the majestic Trumpeter Swans, walk the trails and hand feed the chickadees and nuthatches. It's a great way to experience a wetland, especially with kids.
  • March 27, 2017
    Very nice place to walk around and spend time with family! It is too bad though that we didn't get to see too many animals, but we did see a frog, a couple Chipmunks and bugs! There are also many exhibitions to enjoy, such as net fishing and canoeing (which is very fun)!

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