Situated on 3,000 acres of wetlands and forest in Midland, Ont., the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is a year-round educational habitat dedicated to preserving wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife. The Wye Marsh was created by a non-profit organization with the goal of connecting people to nature and deepening their understanding of the essential role wetlands play in our environment.
The centre features an amphibian and reptile display hall, a birds of prey display; hiking, biking, and skiing trails; and canoeing and kayaking routes. Families and individuals can enjoy guided tours of the grounds, and on-staff naturalists are on hand to educate visitors about the wildlife and their habitats.
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What’s nearby: Round out your trip to Midland with a relaxing visit to Georgian Bay’s Bamboo Spa, which features an array of natural treatments. Or, if you’re bringing kids, step into the pages of popular fairy tales at Castle Village and the Enchanted Kingdom Park.
How to get there: From Barrie, Ont., take Highway 400 north. Take Exit 121 and head north on Penetanguishene Road. Turn right on Heritage Drive and continue onto Highway 12 east to arrive at Wye Marsh on your right.