Soak up the Sunshine

Explore the last remaining lakefront marsh of its kind between Toronto and Burlington.

This environmental gem along Mississauga’s Lake Ontario shoreline features a shale beach and pedestrian boardwalk overlooking a natural wetland. This park is a unique experience for nature lovers and is a must-see for avid birdwatchers.

Discover wildlife including herons, rabbits, beavers, deer, foxes and more.

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Activities

Trails

Trail Name Length Difficulty Stroller Friendly

The Knoll Trail is a boardwalk loop off the Pedestrian Waterfront Trail. This trial takes you by sensitive plant species and is a great spot to view marsh birds and wildlife. Some of the largest trees in the park grow along this trail. It’s an ideal location to view spring flowers and Carolinian species. Please stay on the trail to protect the plants and animals. Trail surface is decking, soil and crushed stone. Rest areas are less than 200 m apart.

Available Activities

0.3 km
Moderate
No

This trail once served as an access road to the Barrymede Mansion in the early twentieth century. The estate owners planted a silver maple plantation along the access road, some of which you can still see today. Trail surface is soil, wood chips, decking and aggregate. Rest areas are less than 550 m apart.

Available Activities

0.9 km
Easy
Yes

This trail is part of the Trans-Canada and Great Lakes Waterfront trail networks and goes through Rattray Marsh. Cycling is not permitted through Rattray Marsh. Trail surface is decking, crushed stone and aggregate. Rest stops are less than 900 m apart.

Available Activities

1.1 km
Easy
Yes

See an old growth forest as you walk along the gently rolling slopes on this trail. See wildflowers along the trail. In spring look for the short-lived blooming flowers. Trail surface is soil and decking. Rest areas are less than 400 m apart.

Available Activities

0.4 km
Easy
Yes

This trail reflects the history of logging in the area. See large white pines along sections of the trail. Trail surface is soil and decking. No rest areas on this trail.

Available Activities

0.3 km
Moderate
Yes

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