Best seen by snowshoe in the winter months, this wetland spans 6,500 acres, 700 of which are owned and managed by the NVCA. There is a diverse array of wildlife habitat including a unique esker (long winding ridge of sand and gravel) surrounded by pockets of White Pine, Black Spruce and mixed hardwoods. It is an area of natural scientific interest (ANSI).

Defying the traditional fate of wetlands in Southern Ontario, the Osprey Wetlands has endured more than a century of settlement and remains relatively undisturbed. These wetlands are one of the highest elevations in Southern Ontario-they are essentially a ‘raised bog’ that rest in a depression of bedrock.

One of many unique features found in this vast wetland is an esker (see above) surrounded by pockets of White Pine, Black Spruce and mixed hardwoods, all making for a diverse array of wildlife habitat.

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OSPREY WETLANDS characteristics

Length: Magenta Trail - 3 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known
Fees: None Reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: None reported

Attractions: Bog

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

Find it: 309000 Centre Line, Badjeros, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.2634730
Longitude: -80.3419080