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Observation walk at Cooper Marsh

Date of the hike:    Thursday 31 July 2014

Location:                Cooper Marsh

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A hike in Cooper Marsh

 
 
 
Leader: Carole Lalonde

Distance: about 7 km

Difficulty: Easy

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On Sunday, August 31, join the Ramblers on an easy and relaxing walk at Cooper Marsh, near Lancaster, Ontario, on the banks of Lake St-Francis.
 
 
 
 
The Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, one of the largest marsh in the province, actively maintain, protect, enhance and restore this natural area.

Follow the wetland boardwalks to explore the swamp and isolated ponds. Climb the viewing platforms and visit the viewing blinds to enjoy more than 130 species of birds that call Cooper Marsh their home.

 
 
Interpretive boardwalk trails and viewing towers allow the visitor to admire the landscape. Come and walk the boardwalks that take you within the Marsh and also view the diverse wildlife from the viewing platforms.  Enjoy this hidden jewel in Eastern Ontario.
 
 
 
 
 
Do not forget to bring binoculars if you have, as well as mosquito repellent, sunscream and plenty of water.
 
Bring a snack for a picnic  before returning.
 

Carpooling 

Rendezvous at 8:20 a.m. in the parking lot behind the //www.google.ca/maps/place/Caisse+Desjardins/@45.29512,-74.177341,3a,90y,76h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sTi6IL5T-BrPPKLa3o4Gl0g!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x4cc94dcab988d6e7:0x3a9152e4798d17e!6m1!1e1?hl=fr" data-mce-href="https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Caisse+Desjardins/@45.29512,-74.177341,3a,90y,76h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sTi6IL5T-BrPPKLa3o4Gl0g!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x4cc94dcab988d6e7:0x3a9152e4798d17e!6m1!1e1?hl=fr">Caisse populaire Desjardins, 20 rue Principale, Côteau-de-lac (next to the cycle path) for a departure at 8:30 a.m.

Those who prefer to go directly to the Centre will await for the group at the Visitor's Centre; the walk will start at 9:00 a.m. 

Public washrooms available.

Direction 

From Highway 401 towards Toronto, exit 814 onto County Road 34 (Lancaster interchange) then turn south onto County Road #2 and proceed 3 kilometers to the main entrance.

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On Sunday August 31, we went to  Cooper Marsh Conservation area,  located in Lancaster, Ontario.

We were 19 participants, 17 members and 2 guests; despite the uncertain weather, most people went directly to the marsh and only 5 met at the rendezvous.

This was our first hike at the marsh, a conservation area for birds.

The Visitor center was closed when we arrived but was open from 10. There is a toilet in the parking lot.  

We walked all the trails, through in wood and boardwalks;  we had a nice view of the Saint-Laurence River. We did not see many birds. We did the 7 km trails in 2h.

At the end of the hike, we had a shower but no thunderstorm. We were able to take our picnic under the shed located at the main entrance; 10 persons stayed for the lunch.

We should go again in the spring or the winter. There was no incident to report. Hikers have enjoyed this walk.

Carole

PHOTOS

Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees may be paid by cheque or with Paypal.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver and the participant guidelines, as posted on the website atwww.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website. 

 

sign no animals  Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees have to be paid by check or by Interac.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at invite-guest@lesrara.ca. After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted theClub’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm or thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.

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