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Samuel Wilmot Nature Area


Wilmot Creek, and the marsh at its outlet, possess unique and special attributes that are significant components of the ecosystem of Lake Ontario's north shore. In recognition of the environmental significance and recreational values of Wilmot Creek and the Lake Ontario waterfront, the Clarington Ontario Municipality acquired lands surrounding the marsh in 1996 establishing the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area.

The plan for the Samual Wilmot Nature Area is built on the principle of protecting the ecological integrity of the natural environment, while providing for nature-oriented recreational uses and enjoyment of the site's natural and visual resources.

While ensuring protection of this provincially sensitive wetland, a walking trail system providing viewing and interpretive opportunities has been established. The successful realization of the recommended concept plan for the Nature Area will take time and resources, and the Municipality can only achieve these objectives with community support and involvement.

Comprised of 77 hectares of stream valley lands and wetlands on the shore of Lake Ontario. The Waterfront Trail traverses the property and walking/hiking trails provide access to shoreline, Newcastle Marsh and Wilmot Creek.


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