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McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve

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Well worth it!

Beautiful scenery! Great place to walk. Can get a bit muddy at times, so wear proper shoes... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Oshawa, Canada
Great trails, gorgeous beach

We went for a walk on a beautiful fall afternoon. I would suggest proper foot wear if you want to... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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“ample parking”(2 reviews)
“lake ontario”(5 reviews)
1189 Colonel Sam Dr, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8W8, Canada
+1 905-644-1689
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Beautiful scenery! Great place to walk. Can get a bit muddy at times, so wear proper shoes. Always enjoy going for a walk here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ranjac2018
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We went for a walk on a beautiful fall afternoon. I would suggest proper foot wear if you want to use any trail other than the paved ones. After a day of rain, there were some muddy spots, and some cut grass. The trails are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kristen28006
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Next door to the GM HQ parking lot it is very easy to park/walk to the trails. There are several trails so you can pick the one that suits your ambition level. Bonus: There are electric car charging stations in the lot if you have...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Marc L
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is a hidden gem along the north shore of Lake Ontario! Grassy walking trails and lots of interesting vistas.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank timhannan
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I am a big fan of the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and thankful to all the volunteers who made it a reality. I thoroughly enjoyed my last vist - except for the mosquitoes. I was saddened to see the poor state of the boardwalk. Part...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Epsi_2012
Reviewed August 11, 2016

It's a lovely marsh trail...however, there were no garbage cans or recycling bins available where the path entrance is located. As well, there are no dogs allowed....If you have your dog on a leash, why can't we walk our dogs here? They claim is scares...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Petsitter4U
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It's a great place to just go wonder around and have a look at nature at its best! All kinds of birds and smaller wild life, insects and creatures. Very peaceful and seems that people are respecting the reserve and not doing anything to upset...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mary G
Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and I went for a walk to the lake on Sunday. The quiet was soothing to the soul. We hike here often as I like to take pictures and she looks for little pieces of driftwood. It is possible to complete a long...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank KeithM810
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Our family use this reserve for canoeing and just simply to enjoy the outdoors. When our children were younger it was great for nature walks.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Margaret38338
Reviewed February 20, 2016

This is a lovely area to walk and wander. Pretty quiet peaceful. Cold in the winter. Can be mucky but great in the summer.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank TeeZeeOntario
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