How Geocaching Works
Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer
CACHE IS NOT AT POSTED COORDINATES - PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION
Welcome to the minesing swamp. I recommend planning a day around this canoe route. Canoeing from Hwy 90 to Hwy 26 will take 5-7 hours depending on how much you want to enjoy the trip. Bring water and food!
The Minesing Swamp has been deemed an “Area of Natural and Scientific Interest” by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and has been designated as in internationally significant wetland by the worldwide RAMSAR convention. It is regarded in Ontario as a “Class 1 Provincially Significant Wetland” and as such, it is protected from disturbances, such as development. With the contributing area of the Nottawasaga Valley Watershed being approximately 1680 square kilometres in size, the ability to receive, store and slowly release water is considered by experts to be a fine example of a natural flood control reservoir. It can be blanketed with floodwater and ice, sometimes reaching 2m above normal levels. Without this function, damage to existing downstream populated areas would be a frequent and costly occurrence.
A long-term management plan is in place and the plan outlines authorized uses of the swamp and long term management strategies for the swamps many sensitive areas. Conservation efforts are ongoing and include the purchasing of privately owned land surrounding the swamp, and regulating and controlling access to the swamp.
The first cache will give the North Coordinates. The second cache will give the West Coordinates.
There are Day Use stations located at major access points and it is asked that you acquire a Day Use Pass to help offset the cost of maintaining this natural treasure. Day Pass Permits are available (5$) at the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, 8195 Concession 8, Utopia, LOM 1TO (705)424-1479 daily Monday to Friday
This cache placed with the permission of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
Click the logo to visit the COG website!
Jngre yriryf znl evfr hc gb gjb zrgref. Guvf pnpur jvyy ubcrshyyl erznva qel.