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“Amazing Day!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-526-7809
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Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Midland
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: 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.
Gravenhurst, Ontario
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing Day!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I hadn't been to the Wye Marsh since I was a kid on a school trip and really didn't remember much about it but a WagJag deal came on and it fit our budget for a day trip. I figured we'd spend a few hours looking at trees and frogs, the kids would get bored/hot/tired and we'd leave to find a park for the kids to play at. I was ssooooo wrong!
My kids (8,6 and 3 yrs old) loved it. We spent over 5 hours there and the kids didn't want to leave. The highlight was the 'birds of prey' demonstration during which ALL the kids in the audience got to put on the handling glove and have the hawk fly down to land on their arm. Not just a 'one special volunteer' but ALL the kids!!!! That one thing has become the highlight of my kids summer and they still talk about it very enthusiastically.
We did the guided canoe tour (where I mistakenly thought that it meant the guides paddled and we toured so thought it would be nice, relaxing break -- wrong, they hand everyone a paddle) and even my three year old was captivated and entertained throughout by all the frogs, fish, birds, plants and trailing her fingers in the water to 'catch' stuff.
We saw them open up a bee hive to show us how honey is made, we walked the trails, we touched, we saw, we learned so much and most importantly the kids had a blast and want to go back!!!

Visited August 2014
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London, Canada
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7 reviews
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“Lovely Day in the Marsh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The marsh itself is beautiful. The day we went it was cool with drizzle but that didn't dampen our enjoyment of the marsh. The staff there were friendly and knowledgable, and the merchandise is of good quality and relevant to the marsh. The trails are well marked and well looked after.

Visited August 2014
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North Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

very informative and easy to navigate through . lots of great views and information about local wildlife and the great sonservation work they do there, especailly with their Trumpeter swan population

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A pretty site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Really nice place for a walk (although I have lots of nice places to walk near home for free).
Sadly the boardwalk is damaged so we couldn't use the whole length of it.
What really made the entrance fee worthwhile was the birds of prey show. At about an hour, with 5 birds, it was great fun. We have seen a few other bird shows but we've never seen them being fed (mainly mice). Everyone got to pet an owl! The best part was that all the children were allowed to don the glove have a red tailed falcon land on them! A super show!

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Barrie, Canada
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“Great Fun and Good Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We really loved our visit here. For $30 for the family, it was a full day of fun. My kids really liked the naturalist talks and meet the creatures. The staff were all really nice and helpful and even the other visitors! We splurged and did the canoe tour, for an extra $8 per person and were happy we did. Our guide was extrememly knoweldgeable about the plants and animals and made the tour a lot of fun. I am looking forward to coming back in the winter to check out the ski trails too. I would definitely go back.

Visited July 2014
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