Perth Wildlife Reserve Trails

Perth, Ontario

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If you want your children to really appreciate the size, sound and beauty of the Canada geese migration, visit the Perth Wildlife Reserve in October. More than 5,000 geese use a pond-field area at the wildlife area entrance, and you’re likely to see several groups land and take-off in a very short period of time. The area, which includes about half of the Tay Marsh along 2km (1.2mi) of the Tay River, opened in 1974 as a refuge for migrating Canada geese, snow geese and many ducks. Since then, many improvements have been made, especially along Jebb’s Creek, which runs through the area. Wildlife-friendly plants, such as the red elderberry, have been planted; new ponds with geese nesting areas have been created; grazing areas have been planted; and nesting boxes have been set up to encourage wood ducks to nest along the creek.
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by Tracey Arial (Ulysses Travel Guides)

If you want your children to really appreciate the size, sound and beauty of the Canada geese migration, visit the Perth Wildlife Reserve in October. More than 5,000 geese use a pond-field area at the wildlife area entrance, and you’re likely to see several groups land and take-off in a very short period of time.

The area, which includes about half of the Tay Marsh along 2km (1.2mi) of the Tay River, opened in 1974 as a refuge for migrating Canada geese, snow geese and many ducks. Since then, many improvements have been made, especially along Jebb’s Creek, which runs through the area. Wildlife-friendly plants, such as the red elderberry, have been planted; new ponds with geese nesting areas have been created; grazing areas have been planted; and nesting boxes have been set up to encourage wood ducks to nest along the creek.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Perth
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Shuttle
Duration: 1 trail totaling 1.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Perth Wildlife Reserve Trails

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May 2018