Size: 22-acres

Status: Open to the Public, with trails

Protected: December 12, 1996

Donors: Charles Grant, sisters Sandra and Kerry Grand

beaver in the water at whitney wetland

    Charles Grant and his sisters, Sandra and Kerry, donated this property in 1996 at the same time as Grant Wetland. This  wetland, just north of the Orillia City boundary, is a good example of a wooded swamp with a mix of coniferous and deciduous species.

    Landscape and Species:

    • low lying wooded swamp on deep organic soils with spring flooding
    • treed by a mix of coniferous and deciduous species, including white cedar, balsam fir, tamarack, white pine and white birch
    • home to a variety of birds including white-throated sparrow, red-eyed vireo and ruffed grouse
    • several species of wildflowers and ferns typical of cool swamps
    Best time to visit: summer, but beware of Poison Ivy!

    Visit this Nature Reserve:

    Best time to visit: any time. Be prepared for expected conditions (mosquitoes in the spring-summer, damp in the spring and fall, etc). The mosquitos and black flies are fierce!


    From Orillia, follow Laclie Street to Sundial Drive and turn right. Turn left onto Huronia Road and continue until Cunningham Crescent and Wilson Point Road. Look for Conservancy signs on the right.