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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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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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The Wye Marsh is an amazing place year round. in winter you can cross country ski or snow shoe. You don't need the equipment because you can rent it on site. Loads of programs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Elizebeth M
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Midland, Canada
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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Wye Marsh is an amazing place year round. in winter you can cross country ski or snow shoe. You don't need the equipment because you can rent it on site. Loads of programs to expand your mind and interact with wildlife. Took a class on making baby moccasins, liked it so much I took the class to make adult... More 

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on the first snowshoe ecotour today! Leader Justin did an amazing job explaining about the marsh itself, about the woodlands we tromped through, and the various local animals. We stopped for a rest and to enjoy snacks of bannock and cedar tea at a campfire. We were a small group with a couple of seniors who had limited experience... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have topped here many of times but the birds of prey demonstration is our favourite memory. Its inside in the winter and outdoors during the summer months and we enjoyed both atmosphere's Please if you are interest in nature put this on your list for things to do with the kids.

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Thank ashandadaisy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Love the Wye Marsh! The staff are super knowledgeable and lends to a great experience at the Marsh. Great for people of all ages. If you can make it to a birds of prey show, highly recommend! They have lots of events going on regularly and are dog friendly which we love!

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

We are so thrilled to hear that you love the marsh as much as we do! We certainly do try our best to have each and every visitor leave with positive marsh memories. Thank you so much for your review! More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nice trails. They have canoe trips with guides. Make sure you stay with your party and finish your walk and get out of the woods before dark. We booked a canoe trip and the guide was almost 15 minutes late. There is also a part where they keep owls and big birds in cages and I felt bad for them.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate getting feedback so that we can make improvements. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't feel that our facility was good for visits with children. We have many school groups and families that like to visit the marsh throughout the year. I would be interested to hear more about any... More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Always love visiting here, as a lover of walking and nature it is the ideal place. We have visited in the summer and winter, and last 2 times have fed the birds from our hands. A wonderful walk and very friendly, helpful staff 😊

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

We are so thrilled to hear you enjoy your visits just as much as we do - thank you for your continued support we look forward to seeing you again soon! Even our Nuthatches have caught on to the hand feeding - so now not only are the chickadees demanding - but the nuthatches too! Cheers, Sara Street More 

Barrie, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to take a family on a bit of a hike, but there is really not much to see. You could come here for the pancakes around Shrove Tuesday or you could come for the syrup, but just be advised that it is a small place with a lot of people depending on when you go.... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the marsh - it sounds like you must have visited us during our Sweetwater Harvest Festival - that is definitely a busy weekend in March! I'm sorry to hear you felt that there wasn't much to see - if you get a chance to visit us again in the summer please join in on... More 

Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This year Wye Marsh has finally opened up in the evening with moonlight canoeing in October. There's no general admission and you must pre book and the openings are limited. The experience is amazing. We arrived at the marsh about six in the evening. There was a mixed group including parents with children. As the sun was setting we walked... More 

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

Thank you! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our new Marsh by Moonlight tour! It was an exciting event for us and we are looking forward to trying it in the spring too! Thank you again! Kind Regards, Sara Street More 

Creemore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

What a treat to see nature so close....Bees in a cross section of a hive, a baby trumpeter swans, huge snapping turtles sunning themselves, the outdoor hike and the exhibits inside the pavilion....Time just flew by with so much to see.... The Boardwalk hike is a must do and we ran out of time for a canoe tour of the... More 

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

Thank you for your review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, we always feel that there is much to see and do - so when we have visitors that agree it always makes our day! Our boardwalk is a project that we are very proud of and it seems to be a big hit! Thank you... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I'd like to give 4.5 for Wye Marsh, with 4 for the attraction and 5 for the concept. It's a great idea to have a wildlife and nature reserve but it could have been better delivered. We love seeing birds and fish in the wild. However, we didn't see many species at Wye Marsh. The boardwalks are helpful but more... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback we will certainly see if we can get permission and funds to install some additional towers/blinds and signs. It is always great to have feedback on the facility and we will ensure that we include it in our annual review of operations! Unfortunately if you visited in the month of September/October migration may... More 

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