Upcoming Events in the Minesing Wetlands – 2022
The Friends of Minesing Wetlands offers guided paddles in the spring, snowshoe hikes in the winter and hikes in the fall.
Guided snowshoe hikes were cancelled in 2022 due to Covid-19.
Please note that our 2022 spring paddles have been cancelled due to Covid-19 and shortage of qualified volunteer trip leaders.
If you 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 14, 2022, 1pm-3pm. 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 an afternoon 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! There will be extra binoculars available to borrow. Bird Bingo will be at 2pm. This is a family-friendly event.
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!
Please note that our group runs entirely on volunteers and it may take a few days for a reply email.