History of Marcy’s Woods
Marcy’s Woods is known as one of Canada’s most unique biodiversity’s. For more than 100 years the reserve was owned and managed by the Marcy family whose commitment to the protection of the sensitive land carried through the generations.
In 2003 the preservation and restoration of Marcy’s Woods was continued under the care of the DiCienzo family. Under private stewardship, the biodiversity has been meticulously looked after. Controlled access to the public has been maintained through relationships with local nature groups and clubs.
Restoration & Conservation of Marcy’s Woods
Marcy’s Woods has undergone extensive restoration and conservation efforts for generations. A main focus in the past fifteen years has been to cultivate the natural habitat while at the same time allowing human involvement and enjoyment. Achieving this balance is key to sustainable future for Marcy’s Woods.
Access to Marcy’s Woods
Marcy’s Woods is a private nature reserve, however, members of the public can access the protected land with permission. Regulated access ensures the endangered ecosystem is enjoyed respectfully. School groups, nature groups/clubs, conservation organizations, photography clubs and others that are interested in the preservation, beauty and uniqueness of Marcy’s Woods are encouraged to contact for available dates. Guided tours and access to Marcy’s Woods is available upon request.
Location of Marcy’s Woods Nature Reserve
Located between Port Colborne and Fort Erie on the north shore of Lake Erie, Marcy’s Woods is a protected private nature reserve that is comprised of 285 acres of intact Carolinian forest. Marcy’s Woods is located in the northwest quadrant of Point Abino (UTM 543467, map 30L/14), and was named of Natural and Scientific Interest (A.N.S.I.) by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources due to its ecological significance.