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Offers 83 acres open to the public for exploring on unmarked trails. With mixed forest cover of white cedar, eastern hemlock, white birch, red maple and poplar species, the reserve is populated with birds, frogs, salamanders, toads and others. This wild wonder offers all manner of wildflower too!

McIsaac Wetland Nature Reserve

Complete with aquifer, the Sweetwater Nature Reserve provides significant cold water recharge and there are 25 vegetation communities found on its 185 Acres. Open to the public, Sweetwater Farm offers walking trails. Nearby Whitney Wetland is not currently open to the public.

Sweetwater Nature Reserve

Sits upon a 100-acre parcel of land is a mixture of forest, meadows, orchards, pond and wetlands. Hosting year-round educational seminars and workshops the centre can be hiked, walked and snowshoed. Mammal Tracking, Mushroom Walks, Pollinators & Native Plants, plus Winter Dendrology and so much more. Live and Learn!

Robert L. Bowles Nature Centre

  • A: Calling all anglers…lake trout, large/smallmouth bass, northern pike, whitefish and yellow perch whatever your pleasure, you’ll find it in Ramara’s pristine waters.

  • B: Birdwatchers bring your binoculars! Ramara’s fields and forests are home to Avian species including Barn Swallows, Bobolinks, Meadowlarks, Blue Jays, Black-Capped Chickadees, Mourning Doves, Pileated and Red-Headed Woodpeckers and more! Water wonders include Common Loons Mallard Ducks, and there’s even a Heron Rookery in Lagoon City!

  • C: Protected spaces and learning places are Ramara’s own brand of Conservation!

Nature's Alphabet

Rugged, remote and right in Ramara is a paddler’s paradise; could this be our best kept secret?

The Black River

Hike, bike, or simply stroll, Ramara’s Trail System winds through lush forests, along picturesque waterfronts, past grassy meadows and even through our rocky terrain. Some of Ramara’s routes are a part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Ganaraska Trail can be accessed. Find trail notes and maps at Ramara Trails.


Mara Provincial Park, open May to September offers day use and camping opportunities with Ramara’s brand of forest and beach settings; similarly, similar is McRae Point Provincial Park where the addition of pull-through sites invites large and extra large equipment and small vessel boaters are welcomed.

Provincial Day Visit & Camping Parks

Our family-friendly picnic areas, greenspaces, sports facilities and for-the-dogs parks abound. Lakeside or lush landscape parks are tucked into communities across the Township. Visit Ramara Parks where you’ll find park-specific information and maps.


 The allure of water is never far away in Ramara. The shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching are the perfect place to sunbathe, swim, launch a canoe or embark on a quiet kayak. You’ll find breathtaking beauty at Ramara’s Beaches.


Explore or Relax

A nature lover’s paradise awaits when you roam Ramara’s beaches, parks and trails and we can’t wait to share our version of the A,B,Cs: Angling, Bird-Watching and Conservation!

Our great outdoors is not just a backdrop; it's our way of life. Come, rest awhile, Ramara Rocks relaxation!

Our idea of ‘get out and play’ is packed with possibilities!

Stay updated about local business in Ramara and learn about our 2023 Shop With Us Ramara campaign!

Stay Informed

Participating Sellers can win a prize too; sellers will be entered for a chance to win one grand prize generously donated by Queen’s Aviation.

Shoppers who upload receipts detailing they shopped in Ramara during any of the six weeks of the campaign will be entered in that week’s prize draw.

2023 Shop With Us Campaign

Oct. 16 - Nov. 26
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