About This Area
Nestled on the picturesque shore of the St. Lawrence River, the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area is part of Charlottenburgh Marsh – one of the most significant wetlands in all of Ontario. Follow wetland boardwalks to explore treed swamps and isolated ponds. Climb viewing towers and camera blinds to enjoy more than 100 species of birds. Other species migrate through including the magnificent Osprey, Great White Egret, and Black-Crowned Night Heron. The Marsh is home to many species of amphibians and reptiles including American Toads, Spring Peepers, Painted, and Snapping Turtles. Common mammals include Beavers, Muskrats, Red Fox, Eastern Chipmunks, and Little Brown Bats. Interpretive signage along the trails enhances the excursion. Enjoy a Visitors Centre, barbecues, and shelters.