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Wainfleet Wetlands Conservation Area

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The Wainfleet Wetlands is located off of Quarrie Rd. in the community of Wainfleet, Ontario. The 450 acre site was purchased by the Niagara Conservation Area Authority in 1976 to preserve the unique rock formations and coral fossils found here.

The area was quarried for aggregate in the early part of the twentieth century creating the two lakes we see today. These lakes have actually enriched the area, providing a habitat for over 50 varieties of birds, and an oasis for hikers and birdwatchers.

Fossils of all shapes and sizes like the one above can be found at the Wainfleet Wetlands Conservation Area

A path leads around the western lake allowing visitors a chance to view and touch hundreds of fossils in a natural environment. Admission and parking are free. Watch for signs off Quarrie Road.