In my continuing series of I am sick of the snow I headed out for an afternoon walk in Pitt-Addington marsh and Minnekhada Regional Park. I started out by parking at the Minnekhada Lodge parking lot and walking back down the road past the gate and continued up the road to Pitt-Addington Marsh I walked around a bit but found that I had poor footwear for the wet ground and an old bridge that used to cross the creek onto the dyke was no longer there (poor planning and heading out straight from a hotel stay the night before cut into my ability this day). I decided that I would turn back and see if I could get down to the Marsh from a more northerly position. I got back in my car and drove past the normal parking lot for Minnekhada and parked on the side of Quarry Road where I spotted a trail. This ended up just spitting me out in Minnekhada but I headed up the trail anyways looking for an access point back down to the dyke on the north side of the Marsh. I gave up as I had packed no water (more bad planning, it was a theme this day). It was a simple day of walking but it was fun to explore and get some photos. I even saw a deer out in the marsh but once my camera was out he was no longer close. Overall I walked 8km on both lets of the treck.
I have been on a portion of the closed trail it is pretty bad and kinda dissapeares after a wilw.
The Addington Marsh trail was closed 8 years ago. Access on either end of the trail was taken away by removing sections of the dyke. It is now hopelessly overgrown - the trail has completely disappeared.
If you had a boat, I suppose you could still visit the lookouts (or what's left of them).
FWIW, here is a map of the now-gone Addington Marsh Trail.