The Cooper Marsh Conservation Area and Visitor’s Centre are located 18 kilometers east of Cornwall on County Road 2 near South Lancaster.

This cherished wetland is part of the larger Charlottenburgh Marsh – one of the most significant wetlands in all of Ontario. The Marsh Conservators, a registered Charity, together with Raisin Region Conservation Authority actively maintain, protect, enhance and restore this natural area.
Follow the wetland boardwalks to explore the marsh and isolated ponds. Climb the viewing platforms and visit the viewing blinds to enjoy more than 130 species of birds that call Cooper Marsh their home.

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Cooper Marsh Conservation Area characteristics

Length: 5 trails totalling 11.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Wetland birds that breed at Cooper Marsh Conservation Area include the Osprey, American Bittern, Virginai Rail, Sora, Green Heron, Wood Duck, Pied Billed Grebe, Black-Crowned Night Heron and the rare Least Bittern. The Marsh contains a wide variety of frogs, toads, turtles and fish. In the spring and fall migrations, many bird species visit the Marsh.

Amenities: Washrooms, picnic tables

Attractions: Boardwalk, viewing platforms, marsh

Raisin Region Conservation Authority Tel. 613-938-3611

Find it: 20020 S.D.G. County Road 2, South Glengarry, Ontario.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.1166700
Longitude: -74.5180150