Visiting the Minesing Wetlands

There are several ways that you can enjoy the Minesing Wetlands on foot and by canoe.

You can learn more about canoe routes through the Minesing Wetlands on the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s “Canoeing the Nottawasaga River” page.

Note: Friends of Minesing Wetlands cannot give advice on routes or conditions. Please contact the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority for more information on these topics.

Enjoy the NVCA’s maintained trails: Fort Willow, Mad River, Mayer’s Marsh and Meadow Mouse.

The Ganaraska Hiking Trail originated with the idea of the Willow Beach Field Naturalists of Northumberland County in the early 1960s for a trail to allow naturalists access to the unspoiled countryside. The Ganaraska Hiking Trail from Port Hope to Lindsay was officially opened on April 21, 1968. The Barrie section transects the Minesing Wetlands between Springwater Provincial Park to Highway 90. You can learn more about the trail route and get trail maps here.

The North Simcoe Rail Trail is a multi-use trail that follows the old rail bed through the sound end of the Minesing Wetlands. Learn more about the North Simcoe Rail Trail here.