Day 15 of 365 – Luther Marsh

Well here we are in Luther Marsh today.  If your looking for something different then this would be one place you can take friends from out of town to visit.  Very quite when not in hunting season ..LOL

So when you’re in the country, the attractions almost always involve culture or the outdoors. Visit a great place to bike or  hike in a conservation areas.

So what is Luther Marsh Wildlife Management area anyway?

Well the 1582-hectare Luther reservoir was created in 1952 by the Grand River Conservation Commission by construction of a dam across Black Creek. The primary purpose of the reservoir was originally, and remains today, to augment low water flows in the Grand River, along with a minor flood control role. Coniferous and mixed plantations were planted around the periphery of the marsh by the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. The newly created marsh attracted thousands of migratory waterfowl each autumn.

Today, the Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area is a core of wetland habitats, including bogs, fens, swamps and marshes, augmented by a patchwork of upland forests, plantations, grasslands, rented farm fields, and recently restored habitats, which together make this the largest “core area” of primarily natural habitat in the watershed.

It’s also a biological treasure tucked away in the headwaters of the Grand River 🙂

Hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing, nature observation, birding, canoeing, picnicking and photography are some of the many activities available at Luther Marsh.

Also, when visiting Luther Marsh, visitors can enjoy shore finishing from the dam or the east launch. Because of the shallow water levels and dense aquatic vegetation, only perch, bullhead and minnows (12 different species) can be found in Luther Lake, with the opportunity for a small amount of angling for yellow perch.

In the fall there is a controlled hunt. There is a meeting facility which can be rented by groups by reservation only.

Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Telephone: 519-928-2832
Email: rbell@grandriver.ca
Location: RR2 Grand Valley, Grand Valley, L0N 1G0 (E2/F2 on map)
Website: http://www.grandriver.ca/ 




Categories: Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Recreation, Trails

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