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Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, Mississauga

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Great boardwalk for walking your dog. And excellent location to also see Lake Ontario views. We have seen deer, lots of birds and the new boardwalk is a great path around the marsh. 
    Great boardwalk for walking your dog. And excellent location to also see Lake Ontario views. We have seen deer, lots of birds and the new boardwalk is a great path around the marsh.  more »
  • It could do with some seating at strategic locations in the trail for seniors as the scenery can entice anyone to perhaps walk further than they can return 
    It could do with some seating at strategic locations in the trail for seniors as the scenery can entice anyone to perhaps walk further than they can return  more »
  • This is a bit of wildness between suburbia and Lake Ontario. There is plenty of parking at the Jack Darling Park opposite. Go to the western most side of that park and you'll see the entrance to... 
    This is a bit of wildness between suburbia and Lake Ontario. There is plenty of parking at the Jack Darling Park opposite. Go to the western most side of that park and you'll see the entrance to...  more »
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  • Parked at the Jack Darling Memorial Park, it was a busy and crowded place in the weekends. There are a number of parking lots, but all were filled up pretty quickly. Walked along the trail to the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, the area was well maintained. It seemed Ontario has poured millions into the area, new boardwalks and all. The view was stunning. Liked the wetlands, the boardwalks and quietness in the conservation area.
  • It is a lovely park and it is quite huge! As you enter, they have an off leash dog park section! We even saw a fox randomly at the entrance as well!! As you continue driving, drive until you see the playground and ice cream truck. Park there to access the trail. They have a nice long trail and it is wooden, so it is stroller friendly! I love that bikers aren’t allowed on the trail! So it’s safe for running toddlers and your pups. The plus side is you get to see a nice view of the water and downtown Toronto! Such a nice place to take photos! They have two sets of playgrounds, one near the trail and one at the parking lot by an ice cream truck. Always bring a sweater with you! It can get windy since you are by the water! It was a nice place to spend the day! We went here for Mother’s Day!
  • Definitely a must see if you're looking for some peace and quiet on the lakeshore in Mississauga. Renovations here are almost complete, they have posted temporary/alternate routes to accommodate visitors. Great views of the lake, marsh, and wildlife. Newly added seating on the Boardwalk is a huge convenience. Do you part to keep this conservation area clean and hold onto any garbage until the exits of the Park where garbage and recycling stations are available.
  • Great place to spend the day. The board walk trails are nicely marked with plenty of signs and maps of the trails. Spend time on the trails and then go for a swim, easy access to the beach areas and water. Park has also plenty of amenities splash pads, bbq, bathrooms. Very nicely kept and clean.
  • There is quite an extensive wooden walkway for pedestrians (riding bikes is not allowed) with many species of birds harmonizing with one another. Currently there are both old and new boardwalks and they seem to be replacing the old one gradually for the next few years. A lot of locals walk here and they are genuinely kind, greeting others that walk by. I came over here from the JD Memorial Park and this was definitely the highlight of the walk.

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