Discover Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area


Join a FREE half-day tour of Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area (PEP NWA). The South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI) Wild Thing Education Program is offering you an opportunity to discover this wonderful area through a guided tour free of charge.

The half day tour includes:

• small group experience - min 4 max 6 people per tour,
• free return transportation to the Wildlife Area by County Tasting Tours van, a licensed tour company,
• 1 1/2 hour guided, easy walk on well-prepared trails.

Click here to register!

For more information, email Cheryl at [email protected]

Funding for this program is provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service.

 


Thank you so very much for the wonderful walking tour of the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area. Your knowledge and patience have given us the confidence to begin hiking again and explore all the natural beauty that Prince Edward County has to offer. 

(December 2023 Wild Thing Tour participant)

Since 2018, the South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI) has been working to educate and inform the public about the ecology, natural history, and heritage of the South Shore through South Shore Strolls, webinars, and annual clean-up events. SSJI has held two Monarch Day events at the Hudgin House on Ostrander Point Road near the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area (NWA). In 2022 SSJI held Create the Future of our South Shore, a conference to engage the public in our work. Our Wild Thing projects in 2022 and 2023 have introduced school children and  the public to wetland creatures and Monarch butterflies. We worked with Nature Canada and the Local Recreation Outreach Centre to prepare art for the Nature Bus project associated with COP 15 in Montreal.

The National Wildlife Area (NWA)  is located at the eastern end of the Long Point peninsula, about a 30-minute drive from Picton. It consists of 546 hectares (ha) of forest, grassland, and wetland habitats. Most of the lands within the NWA are undergoing natural succession from former pasture to a mix of shrublands and successional woodlands. Well-developed walking trails are accessible from Long Point Road.

SSJI is partnering with the Canadian Wildlife Service to introduce the NWA to a new group of visitors. Our new Wild Thing program aims to introduce new people to the NWA who would not normally visit the NWA due to lack of transportation, funds, information, or accessibility issues.