Wainfleet Wetlands Conservation Area

Thriving biodiversity in a former clay and limestone quarry

The Wainfleet Wetlands Conversation Area is a truly unique ecosystem. Situated on a former clay and limestone quarry, the area offers the opportunity to see fossils leftover from the water that covered the area 300 million years ago. Today the area is full of fascinating wildlife, has several large ponds and meadows and is very popular with bird watchers.

While there are no trails or facilities within the area, it’s still a great spot to relax, enjoy the sun and observe the local flora and fauna. The abundance of fossils from the Paleozoic Sea make a great reason for a family outing to the Wainfleet Wetland – just remember not to remove any.

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Wainfleet Wetlands Conservation Area, 10638 Quarry Road, Wainfleet, ON L0F1V0, Canada

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Ranked #8 of 10 things to do in Wainfleet

uncleduhn

Wainfleet, Canada

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At one time this was a great place for a hike, swim and a bit of fishing. Now too many people are aware of it and as always, people (some) are pigs. Lots of broken glass (beer & wine bottles...

Robby G C

Toronto, Canada

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We had quite a drought this year during the summer. When we visited this Wetlands, we were astonished how dry the Wetlands were. We could walk on the lake, I mean so much water had evaporated that...

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