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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  • Great trails, great views. Animals and birds, 10$ entrance fee but it is worth it and well maintained. You have to be out by 4:30 though so give yourself lots of time  more »
  • Very enjoyable small scale wildlife centre. We arrived late in the afternoon so we had to rush to complete the trail. However, we enjoyed it very much. There were some nice swans, geese and birds of p...  more »
  • This is a really natural, beautiful place to come for families and couples. We came here with our 8 month old and had him in a carrier (you could do a stroller also if you had to for most of the trail...  more »
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  • Nice to walk around. Would have been a 5 had there been any trumpet swans sighted. Was told that better time to see them would be in the winter. Still the views were great. It’s a very good place for photographers and birdwatchers. The staff was quite friendly and helpful. It’s one of three closely situated tourist attractions. If you’re up for a good hike, you could walk between the Martyr’s Shrine, Ste. Marie among the Hurons, and the Marsh.
  • I've been coming here for a couple of years now and I absolutely love it. In the spring/summer/fall, one can enjoy nature walks and the view of the marsh. In the winter, it is an excellent spot for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Very peaceful and not busy. My absolute favourite thing to do is to feed the Chickadees. Adorable little birds 😊
  • Awesome place! The bird caretaker Tom was amazing. So knowledgeable and friendly. Gave us an impromptu private show with the birds. Saw lots of trumpet swans too. So many.
  • Feeding wild birds from your hand is amazing. Birds of Prey exhibition is not to be missed on Saturday and Sunday. Staff interpreters are very knowledgeable and reply to questions in a way that I can understand. Strongly recommend for X-C skiing and snowshoeing. Bring your own equipment or rent it at Wye Marsh. Very clean facilities.
  • Wye Marsh wildlife centre is an excellent place for exploring nature. We just attended an excellent presentation on nature photography by Arni Stinnissen presented by the Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists' Club. The Wye Marsh have extensive facilities, trails, staff and programs to help you explore and engage in nature. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, boardwalk, interpretive centre, etc. all make it a destination for nature exploration.
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