Tiny Marsh Observing Location
Tiny Marsh is the primary site which I use for observing. It is located in Tiny Township on the Tiny Flos Town Line.
LOCATION: on Tiny Flos Road off CR-6
TIME FROM BARRIE: 20 minutes from Bayfield Shops, 45 mins from HWY400/Mapleview
NORMAL LIMITING MAGNITUDE: 5.0
MOSQUITO STATE: Fairly bad in Summer as this is a marsh recommend spray and coils for night observing
SUITABLE FOR WINTER: YES — The car park is on the local SkiDoo trail car park. May be awkward to get to
OTHER COMMENTS A great site but strongly recommend attending with a group of people.
THERE IS NO REPORTED DANGEROUS ANIMALS IN THIS AREA ALTHOUGH COUGARS HAVE BEEN SIGHTED IN THE AREA.
The weather at the marsh is generally good with a larger number of clear skies. Unfortunately it is also prone to a lot of fog and mist. The site is in the Snow mobile trail start, which is about 1km west of the main visitor centre if you are coming from HWY 6.
Taken from the Tiny Marsh Web Site “The Tiny Marsh Provincial Wildlife Area, located in Simcoe County, Central Ontario, Canada, is Ontario’s first provincially owned and managed wetland and is one of approximately 1200 Important Bird Areas recognized in Canada. The marsh is situated near Elmvale, approximately three kilometres inland from Nottawasaga Bay. Open to visitors year-round, the area consists of 8.5 square kilometres of marshes, open water, bog, and upland forest. Trails, exceeding 15 kilometres in total length, take visitors to dikes, two observation towers, a marsh viewing mound, and a boardwalk. There is a nature centre, featuring displays of the marsh and its flora and fauna.”