Henry Marsh to Bracebridge Sewage Treatment Ponds Trail (part of the Great Trail)
This section of the Great Trail connects these two birding hotspots. The trail is flat and easy to navigate and travels through mixed forest and runs along a small creek. More than 100 species of birds have been recorded along the trail. In the spring it plays host to nesting and migrating warblers, and in the winter months, bird feeders attract a variety of winter birds.
This park, located just of Beaumont Drive, allows access to the Bracebridge Lagoons. The park itself is also a good birding spot in its own right. Nesting Eastern Bluebirds frequent the park, and at the south end of the park at the top of the small hill, there is a viewing stand, which overlooks the Bracebridge Lagoons.
South Monck Drive
This quiet road, just west of town north off Highway 118 West, runs through an area of open fields and farmland, and is a great location to view birds of open country, such as Northern Harrier, Bobolink, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Meadowlark, and Rough-legged Hawk. The road passes by a golf course, which provides habitat for migrating Canada Geese, the occasional Snow Goose, and sometimes migrating shorebirds, such as plovers and Muskoka's first record of Marbled Godwit! The open country soon gives way to a wetland and forest cover. At the intersection of South Monck Drive and Partridge Lane/Crawford Drive, a small thicket swamp is a great place to find American Bittern, Northern Waterthrush, Wilson's Warbler, and Canada Warbler. If you return to this spot at night in June, you can hear the songs of the Eastern Whip-poor-will and the Common Nighthawk.