The Tiny Marsh Provincial Wildlife Area is Ontario’s first provincially owned and managed wetland. The more than 17 kilometers of trails include dikes crossing the marsh. It features a companion self-use trail guide, two observation towers, a marsh viewing mound, a wildlife blind and a boardwalk. The MTM Conservation Association is the non-profit organization responsible for the management of the Tiny Marsh Provincial Wildlife Area.

Open to visitors year-round, the area consists of 8.5 square kilometres of marshes, open water, bog, and upland forest. Trails, exceeding 17 kilometres in total length, take visitors to dikes, two observation towers, a marsh viewing mound, and a boardwalk. There is a nature centre, featuring displays of the marsh and its flora and fauna.

Around 250 species of birds have been observed at the marsh, including the provincially threatened Least Bitterns and Black Terns. Ospreys nest at the marsh, as well as 11 species of ducks.

Dogs must be leashed.

Trails:  Habitat Trail – 1.7 km   | Hare Highway .7 km |  Beaverland Trail 1.3 km | Meadowlark Trail 2.5 km | Warbler Walk .7 km | Dike Hike 8.5 km | Muskrat Trail .7 km | Porcupine Loop .8 km | Screech Owl Trail 1.2 km


Location:  From Elmvale, go north on County Road 27, then left onto County Rd. 6. Turn west onto the Tiny/Flos townline and go 4 Km west. The trail starts from the interpretive centre parking lot on the north side of the townline.

Link to trails map:   Tiny-Marsh-Trail-Map

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

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Length: 9 trails totaling 17 km.
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: None

Attractions: Lookout Towers, Boardwalk, nature centre, wildlife viewing

Midland Tourist Assoc. 1-705-527-4050

Find it: 500 Tiny-Flos Townline Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.5934770
Longitude: -79.9317380