Tiny Marsh is Ontario’s first provincially owned and managed wetland. It is one of approximately 1,200 Important Bird Areas that are recognized in Canada. It offers the visitor year-round use of 600 hectares of marsh and 300 hectares of field and forest. There is an interpretive centre with displays and a theatre open to the public during spring and summer. Fifteen kilometres of trails feature a companion self-use trail guide, two observation towers, a marsh viewing mound, a wildlife blind and a boardwalk.


Trail Location: From Elmvale, go north on County Road 27, then left onto County Rd. 6. Turn west onto the Tiny/Flos townline and go 4 km west. The trail starts from the interpretive centre parking lot on the north side of the townline.

Nearest Town: Elmvale
Trail Length: 1.7 km
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Washrooms: On site

Bird Houses: Used by swallows, house wrens and chicadees in the summer. The larger birdhouses are used by wood ducks.

Series of Dams: The dams provide an important piece of water management technique in the Tiny Marsh, providing the means to maintain a stable habitat for the creatures who live there.

Lookout Tower: This is located between the marsh and the swamp.

Ground cover and Vegetation: Low variety and sparse density contribute to the unique eco-system found here.

Boardwalk: A fantastic location to view the ample wildlife.


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