Designated as a wetland of international significance and spanning an area of more than 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres), the Minesing Wetland is home to a diverse array of habitats.

 The Meadow Mouse Trail is located adjacent to the Willow Creek Canoe Access on County Road 28, approximately two kilometers south of the Town of Minesing. This low-impact footpath will take the average hiker thirty minutes to walk a 2 km in and back route. Interpretive signs describe the history of the area, and the flora and fauna that are present. Before you leave the parking area, view the map of the Minesing Wetlands, read about the Ramsar Convention and update your wetland facts at the Information Kiosk which was expanded in the fall of 1999.

The Mayer’s Marsh Trail is a short detour off of the North Simcoe Rail Trail north of Snow Valley Rd and just east of Vespra Valley Rd. This 1 km low-impact walking trail is designed to focus visitor traffic on a smaller area and give the visitor an inside glimpse of the type of habitat present in the more remote portions of the wetlands. Take time to read the sign at the viewing platform which outlines trail highlights.

The MacKinnon Trail is on an unopened trail allowance.

 A waterfowl viewing tower is located on Concession Rd 2, Sunnidale, ON, East of County Rd 10.

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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MINESING WETLANDS characteristics

Length: 1 km and 2 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: Parking fee

Flora & Fauna:

The unique assemblage of fens, marshes, swamps and bogs supports a network of sensitive flora and fauna, some rare or endangered. Efforts continue to introduce visitors to this world-class wetland in a non-intrusive manner.

Amenities: None reported

Attractions: Observation Toweer, Viewing Platforms, Marsh, Swamp, Interpretive Signage.

Nottawasaga Conservation Authority, 8195 8th Line, Utopia, ON 705-424-1479

Find it: Meadow Mouse Trail: 2235 George Johnson Rd, Minesing, ON 44.421872/-79.823299 MacKinnon Trail: 9605 MacKinnon Rd, New Lowell, ON 44.356972/-79.885248

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.4218720
Longitude: -79.8232990