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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

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Address: 16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario, Canada
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+1 705-526-7809
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Open year round, Wye Marsh is an excellent place to get outdoors and get...

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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Neat place to explore

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.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 - or my 12 year old dad bringing eggs, milk and vegetables straight across the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 a kid and kids do kid things. Last time I was there they were doing... More 

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Thank Kefka1911
WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

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! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 it !!!

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

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

Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The birds chirping and singing were beautiful. A little squirrel was fascinating. Just a nature's wonderland. Great experience.

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

We always refer to our area as a wonderland - to have another participant use those same words helps us to validate our thoughts! Thank you for your review! More 

Polegate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Came here today with a friend and had my first experience of walking in traditional snow shoes on snow that was just thawing out. Enjoyed walking on the trails and having a go at holding an Owl. Also really like feeding the tame birds. An enjoyable day out whatever the weather!

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you had a great visit! Thank you for your review! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Jaw dropping openness and beauty of the place should draw in many tourists! Feeding the chickadees, adventuring along the boardwalk, witnessing wildlife increases the splendor of the place.

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

We couldn't agree with you more! Thank you very much for your review of the marsh! More 

Waubaushene, Canada
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Fascinating and informative centre. Relaxing, beautiful setting, so much available to view and learn about. I have been going there for years, and I have never been disappointed. A must see for all ages!.

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support - it is great to hear that you have been to see us on multiple occasions and not been disappointed. We are always trying our best to provide a fun, educational and enjoyable experience for every participant! Thank you again for your support! More 

Dalian, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Wye Marsh near Martyr's Shrine is one of the most under-rated places in Ontario. It's huge. I like the fact that it's not overrun with visitors but, seriously, it should have a much higher profile because it's wildly beautiful.

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WyeMarsh, Executive Director at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the marsh and your experience. More 

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