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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

#4 of 18 things to do in Midland Features Animals
16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-526-7809
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Great boardwalk through the marsh!

We had a wonderful walk through the trails and the boardwalk. Very peaceful. Kids would love to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda D
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Toronto, Canada
Wander the Marsh

A wetland is kindergarten for our Great Lakes and the Wye Marsh will never disappoint. Inside the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lokanski1
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Barrie, Canada
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Open year round, Wye Marsh is an excellent place to get outdoors and get close to nature. Situated on 3,000 acres of National and Provincial Wildlife Area, the centre is teaming with fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. From trumpeter swans to painted turtles there is always something to see from the 25 km of trails and boardwalks. We also offer naturalist guided tours and programs that will take you into the marsh. We offer guided canoe/kayak tours, walks with a naturalist and equipment rentals (bike, ski and snowshoe) to further explore the marsh. Our interpretive centre has live reptiles and amphibians and birds of prey demonstrations. Throughout the year we run special events, workshops and speaker presentations. Escape, explore and experience nature at it's best with Wye Marsh.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful walk through the trails and the boardwalk. Very peaceful. Kids would love to spot the turtles and frogs in the marsh!

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wetland is kindergarten for our Great Lakes and the Wye Marsh will never disappoint. Inside the reception area are live animals, outside is an aviary and the best boardwalk in Simcoe County. Walk to the end, go left, then right to the observation shelter...More

Thank Lokanski1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This center is a series of very interesting trails and educational opportunities for people of all ages. The trails are not strenuous as far as hills and stairs are concerned and can be taken in series or shortcuts taken. The animals and very interesting.

Thank BillyJoeMat
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great locations to take family members of all ages. We hiked this area in all four seasons (snowshoes are the best way to tour) and find the mix of plant and animal life our main focus no matter the weather.

Thank Douglas_hiking
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We were not able to spend a lot of time here, but enjoyed the hour we had. We saw and enjoyed listening to beautiful trumpeter swans. They really do sound like majestic trumpets! The trails and boardwalks were nice, and provided great vistas to observe...More

Thank jmtb1usa
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Interesting trails, look out points and great opportunity to see some wildlife. Great experience. We had our dog with us and she was allowed and loved the long walk.

Thank Agnes P
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Fun and informative place to go. Lot's of bird and animal life to see. A definate family hit. Enjoy.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

I grew up on the south side of Wye Marsh so I've been there many times. It is a beautiful spot. Walk, hike, cross country ski, snow shoe. Admire the birds. Some will eat from your hand. When you are there, imagine the French explorers...More

Thank 3meninabar
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

My daughter likes comming here to feed birds sunflower seeds from her hand. They'll fly right up and eat straight out of your hand. Then catching the super sized frogs. Literally the largest frogs I've seen, your not supposed to catch them there but she's...More

Thank Kefka1911
WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Feeding the chickadees by hand truly is an activity for all ages. Even staff/volunteers that have been with the marsh for many years still find the experience to be a heartwarmingly fun one! Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Lots of trails and nature to explore. The boardwalk is amazing and get your right into the heart of the marsh. We got to see the trumpeter swans being feed---great to see them up close. Be sure to bring bug spray in case you need...More

Thank Donna M
WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

The boardwalk truly is the heart of our marsh! We are super excited to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you!

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chris r
24 August 2016|
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Response from WyeMarsh | Property representative |
Hi Chris, Thank you for your question. Sam and Sonic (our snapping turtles) were originally illegally held in captivity by people that did not understand the rules about native wildlife, and as a result are not capable of... More
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LeoGC14
19 August 2016|
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Response from WyeMarsh | Property representative |
Hello Leo, We do allow dogs onsite. Dogs are permitted to be onsite while on a leash and we ask that you clean up after the dog and to stay on the trails - keep in mind we do have poison ivy here and although it is not a... More
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