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McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve

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Address: 1189 Colonel Sam Dr, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8W8, Canada
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Great walking - biking trails.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Oshawa, Canada
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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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

Thank timhannan
Korschenbroich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 of it was cordoned off but there are a lot of boards that need to... More 

Thank Epsi_2012
Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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 some of the wildlife...well, that's nature...why try to control a natural environment where the hierarchy... More 

Thank Petsitter4U
Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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 the echo balance!

Thank Mary G
Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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 hike by going from the entrance to the conservation area to Darlington Provincial Park. We... More 

Thank Keith M
Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 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.

Thank Margaret38338
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 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.

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Spring or summer is a great time to put in your kayak or canoe for a leisurely paddle around the marsh. Always plenty of wildlife to see, including ducks, geese, heron, beaver, snapping turtles, and a plethora of marsh birds. As it's sheltered from the wind and lake, the waves are usually minimal, making it great to take young children... More 

Thank Louis P
oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

this sanctuary bounded by east oshawa and darlington provincial park is an awesome visit to untrampled marshland. there are so many divergent pathways here. depending on the time of day it can be very uninhabited. this is a wonderful escape spot for nature lovers. so many varied species of birds, and animals call this reserve home. it is near spotless,... More 

Thank thefogman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

A group of photographers found our way through the reserve to Lake Ontario before sunrise and were treated to a spectacular setting. On our return we stopped at one of the marshes which, under better conditions--less wind--would have had many more birds. This is known as a birder's paradise but 35 knot winds kept all but the smallest avians away.

Thank tsmada

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