Wainfleet Bog

905-788-3135

20389 Erie Peat Rd, Wainfleet, ON

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Year round, 8 a.m. to Dusk

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The Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area is part of the only bog wetland in the Niagara Peninsula. The underlying peat material has live sphagnum moss and other bog plants growing on top, like Labrador Tea, Cotton Grass and Leatherleaf, making it different from other wetland areas.

Relatively young in geologic terms, this domed bog was formed between 12,000 and 5,000 years ago as the glaciers from the last Ice Age melted and retreated. Water ponded in the low, flat land behind the adjacent Onondaga Escarpment, which prevented surface water from draining south to Lake Erie. Over time this open water area filled in as plants died and provided a habitat for unique flora and fauna able to withstand the acidic and low nutrient conditions.

Trails and boardwalks wind you through this wet, wild and wonderful place. Bog plants, butterflies, migrating songbirds and animals make their homes in the restored habitat sections. Enjoy your day visit along hiking trails with interpretative signs and ample nature appreciation opportunities.

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20389 Erie Peat Rd, Wainfleet, ON

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