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Trails and Tours

The Greenock Swamp is truly a unique feature in Southern Ontario.  Park of its attraction is the intrigue and mystery surrounding this 8,000 ha natural area.  Not only does the Greenock Swamp rank the top of the line in terms of it's enviornmental importance and significance, but the role this wetland HAS played in local history is a key elemet to it popularity and ongoing attraction.

New Boardwalk System

During 2015 and 2016, the SVCA constructed a new floating boardwalk system in the Greenock Swamp, within the Schmidt Lake Complex.  This floating system was made possible by the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation and Ontario Power Generation.

The floating boardwalk was installed over an imporant bog enviornment that plays host to a number of significant species, including the carnivorous Pitcher Plant and Sundew. 

The floating system allows access to this interesting feature while limiting potential negative impact. 

This particular trail can be accessed by taking Schmidt Lake Road, one concession north of the Village of Chepstow in the Municipality of Brockton.

Saugeen Conservation owns approximately 50% of the land within the core section of the Greenock Swamp.


Tours of Greenock Swamp

Given the interest in this magnificent wetland and its rich culture, staff, in conjunction with Regional Tourism Organition 7 (RTO7), designed tours for the swamp that have been extremely popular. 

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1) Legends of the Great Swamp

This tour encompasses the legends and lore of this incredible natural area.  This swamp has always been a source of intrigue since the first Euopean settlers arrived in the mid-1800's.  Legends abound about man-eating plants, quick sand and a mysterious green light that has driven even the most dedicated outdoorsman, running for his life.

This tour features lots of legends and lore, as well as tours of local historic buildings, wine tasting, a walk along the floating boardwalk system, a full course meal and more!

Contact for more information or call 519-367-3040 ext. 229.  You can also book your tour at

2)   Bootlegging Brawls of the Great Swamp

(Coming soon!  Stay tuned for details.)





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