Mailing Address:

Friends of Second Marsh
206 King Street East
P.O. Box 26066
RPO King Street
Oshawa, Ontario
Canada L1H 8R4


Main Phone: (905) 723-5047



Karen Arbour, Outreach & Planning Associate karbour@secondmarsh.ca

Wioletta Walancik, Programs & Events Coordinator wwalancik@secondmarsh.ca

General Inquiries - staff@secondmarsh.ca



To visit the Second Marsh Wildlife Area exit Highway # 401 at the Harmony Rd. cutoff (exit # 419). Go south on Farewell Street to Colonel Sam Drive. Turn left (east) and travel 0.5 km to the entrance sign of Second Marsh Wildlife Area. Limited on-street parking is allowed at this site. Farther east a walking trail exists at the pumphouse.  However parking is not suggested at this site.

Another access point is located on Farewell Avenue, opposite Harbour Road however there is no vehicle parking.

To access the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and the east side of Second Marsh, continue east to General Motors of Canada Limited (Corporate Headquarters). Turn into the west parking lot just past the Wildlife Reserve sign and enter a short trail leading to a raised viewing deck (sponsored by General Motors Canada Ltd.) that overlooks Second Marsh. To access the main trail of the Reserve, visitors can park in the east lot. Here off the southwest corner, you visit the unique Dogwood Trail that was designed for the visually impaired. There are eleven trails that total over 7 km in length in the Reserve.

Further to the east, visitors can enter Darlington Provincial Park by walking the eastbound trails. (No vehicle entry at this entrance).

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