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Marsh Trail


This trail travels through the heart of Rondeau's extensive marsh on an old gravel base roadway. The marsh is dominated by wild rice, cattails and water lilies. Dozens of species of wetland birds breed here during the summer, and thousands of waterfowl stop to feed here during migration.

This trail can also be used for cycling. Jutting from the shores of Lake Erie, this enormous crescent-shaped sandspit features delicate dunes stubbled with hardy grasses; and marshlands where herons, bitterns and rails nest. Beech, sassafras, sugar maple, shagbark hickory and tulip trees thrive in one of Canada’s largest Carolinian forests.

Sunlit meadows of prairie grasses grow here among towering oaks and pines in a protected oak savanna. Rare animal species, including the endangered prothonotary warbler and the eastern spiny softshell turtle, call Rondeau home.



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