Minesing Wetland is a Ramsar Convention designated Wetland of international importance. Located near Barrie Ontario, it's sprawling marshes, Fens and swamp forests of Silver Maple, Black Ash, Hackberry and Bur Oak are hauntingly beautiful during the spring flood, before the trees leaf out. After the snow melts the area is accesible by Canoe or kayak and is one of Ontario's most epic birding destinations. A staging area for migrating Canada Geese and Trumpeter Swans, and a stopover for Sandhill Cranes among many other migratory birds, this wild wetland complex is brimming with life. During the winter, the dense coniferous forests in the southern portion of the preserve host one of the provinces largest winter deer yards, many plants and animals, including numerous species at risk, call this place home.