Frank and I recently took an early morning walk at the marsh with cameras in hand. Battling mosquitoes and hanging spiders, we managed to take several photos.
A Gorgeous Marsh in A Suburban Area
The Rattray Marsh is located in the southwestern part of Mississauga. All around the marsh are large homes. Perhaps one of the loveliest residential parts of the city, this area is extremely quiet on weekend mornings.
Yet, as you walk along the boardwalk of the marsh, you pass people with their dogs or runners. Occasionally you see somebody with their camera with them.
The object of their photos is the large number of birds that make Rattray Marsh home. They come here for food and to hide their nests in the rushes.
The trails around Rattray Marsh lead you through the rushes as well as to the beach along the lake. It’s not overly beautiful a beach, but you can stretch out on a warm day with a picnic by the water.
Directions: The best way to get there is to go connect through Jack Darling Park located at Lakeshore Road, just west of Lorne Park Road in Mississauga.
The best spot for parking is at the southern end of Jack Darling Park, which is adjacent to the Rattray Marsh Area. From the parking lot walk a short distance southwest to join up with the Rattray Marsh trails. There are also entrance ways into the park via some of the side streets.