Tours and Events

Upcoming Events in the Minesing Wetlands – 2023

The Friends of Minesing Wetlands offers guided paddles in the spring, snowshoe hikes in the winter and hikes in the fall.

Snowshoe Hikes

Snowshoe hikes for 2023 cancelled due to unfit conditions.

Spring paddles

April 29th:

May 6th:

If you need to rent equipment for the tour or are interested in booking a private tour please visit our Equipment Rentals page to find information on local outfitters that offer tours in the Minesing Wetlands.

World Migratory Bird Day 

To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, the Friends of Minesing Wetlands will be hosting an Introduction to Birding Basics event at the Waterfowl Viewing Platform May 13, 2023, 9a.m.-11 a.m. The 12′-high Waterfowl Viewing Window offers a bird’s eye view of the wetland and its inhabitants. With the Mad River winding northwest to converge with the Nottawasaga River, this area experiences flooding in the spring, attracting a myriad of waterfowl.

Join us for a morning of learning about the Minesing Wetlands with an introduction to birding basics and identification with Naturalist David Featherstone. The Waterfowl Viewing Platform can be accessed at Concession Road 2 Sunnidale – please park on the south side of Concession Road 2. Weather permitting, there will be short guided walks along the Mad River Trail. Bring rubber boots and binoculars!

Directions: Take Hwy 90 west of the Nottawasaga River into Angus. Where Hwy 90 turns southwards, turn right onto County Road 10. Follow into the village of Brentwood and turn right onto Concession Road 2 Sunnidale. The viewing platform is on the north side (left).

Parking: Parking is available on the south (right side) on Concession Road 2. You will see a bridge with cement barricades, so we will be parking on the south side of the road instead of in the parking lot. Friendly reminders: please do not to block the driveway on the north side of 2nd Conc near the bridge. Also note that access from McKinnon will likely be blocked at the McKinnon/2nd intersection.


2022 details to be announced soon!

For more information on our tours and events, please contact us at:

Please note that our group runs entirely on volunteers and it may take a few days for a reply email.