A birding trail borders 87 acres of unique Shorebird Habitat where water levels are actively managed to create mudflats, providing outstanding viewing opportunities. The nature centre has educational displays about flora and fauna typical to the region and the area is a great place for hiking, biking, picnicking, canoeing & kayaking, bird watching, fishing, swimming, and in the winter months, skiing. Hillman is located just minutes from Point Pelee National Park, and can easily be combined with a visit to nearby Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area. Free AdmissionPutHillman Marsh Conservation Area into our Leamington online day trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Hillman Marsh Conservation Area reviews
This is a great place to visit. We saw many birds and enjoyed the walk around the Marsh. Everyday we ventured to the Marsh as it was a short walk from the cottage we rented. more »
Great family outing, nice hike. We visited here during the morning and ended up exploring and walking the trail in its entirety. We passed a couple of hours as we took our time. Nice conservation... more »
Another wonderful conservation area maintained by Essex Region Conservation Authority. The entire trail is quite a long walk. Talks about an hour to go around the marshes. 90% of the trail is grass so feels good to walk. There's a bird watching tower in the middle of the marshes. There's also a boardwalk that takes us into the marshes. Washrooms are maintained well. Great place to spend some evening hours.
Excellent birdwatching spot! This was my baby's first bird watching expedition! And we got a bonus experience: The Detroit symphony orchestra played a free concert outdoors at the nature center and the birds sang along with flute and the harp!!!! it was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life! (I recorded some of what we heard at that concert... if you would like to hear it please visit my YouTube channel and/or bandlab. Table and Spoon 3)
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