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Rattray Marsh

Mississauga, ON

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It is rare to find a nature reserve so close to a major metropolitan area and right on the shoreline of a highly populated area. Yet the Rattray Marsh manages to be clean and quiet as well as provide an enjoyable nature stroll.

Every day, all year round, the kid friendly Rattray Marsh hiking trail provides an opportunity to escape to a lush environment surrounded by trees with a dash of animals such as rabbits, turtles, frogs, raccoons, numerous birds and every once in a while, a fox or deer. The 94 acre marsh is also right on the shore line of Lake Ontario which on a calm day provides a great chance at stone skipping.

The pathways are very safe and since biking is not allowed, walkers can move around without potential for high speed traffic. And there are places where kids can go off the path to make discoveries of their own. There are observation decks which allow for great photo opportunities of the swans or other wild life.

The Rattray Marsh is an all round relaxing and enjoyable adventure for everyone.


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Reviewed by jeff on Aug. 28th 2010
This place is great, I used to live in this area!

- Angela
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Reviewed by janinestoll on Nov. 12th 2009
I grew up hanging out in the marsh and love it. No end to exploring and being in nature.
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Reviewed by birgie on Nov. 13th 2009
I raised my family near the marsh, it was my favorite place to bike ride to as well as explore. Once in 1987-88 we ice skated on the marsh with friends followed by hot chocolate. I had just lost 60 lbs so was as light as a feather. The wind glided me along the ice.
Many of my children's public school field trips were to this wonderful place. So much fun to able to volunteer my time in helping their teachers on these trips. The children loved to run through the woods, many games were planned in this natural environment. Some of my most precious moments were at this wonderful place which was so close to our home. I am grateful it is the way it was.
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Address:
1180 Lakeshore Road West
Mississauga, ON
L5H 1A1


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