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A ramble in Cooper Marsh

Date of the hike:    Sunday 09 August 2020

Location:                Cooper Marsh

$ Cost:                    Free

Leader:                   Hélène


Difficulty level:      Beginner

(Level of difficulty for hikes)

Length:                   approx. 7-8 km

Ascent:                    none

On Sunday, August 9, Hélène will lead a hike on the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area.near Lancaster, Ontario, on the banks of Lake St-Francis.

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Visitors’ Centre and the hike will start at 9:10 a.m.

The Cooper Marsh Conservation Area is one of the largest marsh areas in Ontario where they actively work to maintain, protect, enhance and restore this natural area.

Join us as we follow the interpretive wetland boardwalks to explore the swamp and isolated ponds. From the viewing platforms and towers, you will be able to view the diverse wildlife which includes over 130 species of birds which call Cooper Marsh their home. Come and enjoy this hidden jewel in Eastern Ontario.

Do not forget to bring binoculars if you have them. Bring mosquito repellent, sunscreen and plenty of water.

You are also invited to bring a snack for a picnic before returning home if you wish.



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

If you wish to participate on this hike, please register by clicking on  LIST D

before Friday, August 7 so we can plan accordingly for the size of the group. If you register and something comes up and you cannot make the hike, please notify the club.

Please read carefully the following Code of conduct during Covid-19 pandemic.

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 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, 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.

Code of conduct Covid-19


Weather:                            variable: chaud et humide

Temperature:                    29c

Number of participants:  18