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.

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

  • Practice physical distancing by staying two metres (six feet) apart.
  • Wear a mask where physical distancing is a challenge. A mandatory face covering is required for admittance to buildings in accordance with the local public health unit.
  • Adhere to provincial social gathering guidelines.
  • Keep your dog on leash and at least two metres (six feet) away from other dogs and people.
  • Respect the instructions provided by our dedicated staff.
  • Consider bringing your own hand sanitizer as there are limited hand-washing facilities available.
  • Respect all signage, facility closures and no parking areas. Illegal parking subject to fines and towing.
  • Read all park rules.
  • Check park advisories before leaving home for the latest updates at each park.
  • For parks that require admission fees, use online payment for contactless entry. Debit and credit card purchases are available with tap. Use cash only when you don’t have another option.
  • Visitor and parking capacity limits are in effect to ensure physical distancing. Be prepared to turn back if a property is full.
  • Limit your stay. Leave time for others to visit while reducing the number of people onsite at one time.
  • Be patient and prepare for extended wait times while we process you safely.

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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