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The Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area is a provincial treasure in the headwaters area of the Grand River region. The 5,900-hectare property features the 1,400-hectare Luther Lake, created by the Luther Dam, built in 1954. Surrounding the area are wetlands, fields and forests providing habitat to a wide variety of birds, animals, plants and trees.


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Not only is the Luther Marsh a great destination for a weekend walk, it’s also known as the perfect place for people who love to explore nature and all its wonders. The Marsh is known throughout the province as one of the best bird-watching spots in Ontario, with species that range from the bald eagle and trumpeter swan, to water birds including the common loon, red-necked grebe and a large colony of great blue heron, it’s the textbook destination for those who have a passion for bird watching. It is also a popular destination for the hiking, hunting, canoeing, boating, fishing and picnicking community.


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If you’re hiking during a weekday, you may also come across local school groups walking through the marsh and learning more about the biology of the area, from the animals and bugs to shrubbery, water and soil, making it a great place to bring your own children and teach them about local wildlife.

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