Imagine the Marsh

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Imagine the Marsh Conservation Area is located on Katchewanooka Lake in Lakefield, Ontario. It offers visitors a wonderful opportunity for wetland exploration and appreciation. This property was acquired by Otonabee Conservation for the protection under its designation as a Provincially Significant Wetland for source water protection, biological diversity, conservation education, and nature appreciation.

The property was originally acquired with the generous involvement of local citizens, the Imagine the Marsh Committee, and the Otonabee Region Conservation Foundation.

Visitors to this Wildlife Area will enjoy a short hiking trail, interpretive signage, and a two-level observation tower that overlooks the wetland.


22 D’Eyncourt St, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0
Latitude 44.425076, Longitude -78.275650


For more info about this conservation area please contact Otonabee Conservation:

Phone: 705-745-5791



May to October | 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

November to April | 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

No access permitted outside posted times; this conservation area is open Year Round.


Day Use | FREE



There is no overnight camping at Imagine the Marsh Conservation Area.


Imagine the Marsh Conservation Area includes a 100 metre section of hiking trail that links to the Lakefield Trail System. Visitors will find interpretive signage along the trail and can enjoy an up-close view of shoreline habitat. Nature enthusiasts will also enjoy the observation tower for viewing flora and fauna of the adjacent Provincially Significant Wetland.