Total area: 200 acres
Address: Concession 4A. Mississippi Mills, ON, K0A 1A0. For a more exact location, please see this Google Map link.
Parking: Please park in the parking lot on the property and not on the road.
Total Length of Trails: 3.7 km marked trail.
Terrain/Accessibility: The main trail forms a loop that is predominantly flat except for a few gradual inclines. You will be guided through the property’s notable features, including open fields and meadows, marble outcrops, an impressive cedar swamp, and towering trees such as spruce and bur oak.
Dogs: Permitted. Must be kept on a leash and pet waste picked up and removed.
iNaturalist: MMLT encourages you to submit your plant and wildlife observations at Marble Woodlands to iNaturalist.
The shallow alkaline soil underlain by marble bedrock allows for rare species of plants to grow on the property. This means that Marble Woodlands has many unique ecosystems.
Marble Woodlands is a mosaic of upland and wetland communities, including deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forest, deciduous and coniferous swamp, thicket swamp and marsh. There are also a few anthropogenic communities, including a hayfield, old-field meadow, and scattered regenerating cultural thickets/open woodland that add to the diversity and available wildlife habitat.
Over 250 species of plants, 20 species of insects, 4 species of reptiles and amphibians, 20 species of birds, and 7 species of mammals were identified during the initial property assessment. Several have been identified as at-risk or of special interest.
Marble Woodlands is full of wildlife and plants. On one spring afternoon in 2023, 60 species of birds were recorded!