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“Gorgeous Place to Visit”
Review of Westminster Ponds

Westminster Ponds
Ranked #21 of 81 things to do in London
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London, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Place to Visit”
Reviewed 5 June 2012

A lovely area to walk through, and you'll want to take your camera!

Visited August 2011
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Stratford, Ontario
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Nature in the city”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Good nature experience within the city. Trails are well laid out and vary in length - can be pretty muddy after a rain

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Thank TerryStratford
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Tillsonburg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
488 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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“Great trail but to early the first day of spring.”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

I had the opportunity to go to the Westminster Ponds and from what I can see they look really interesting. However going there the first day of spring is maybe a little to early. The trail was really muddy and I could only go a few meters as the sign said closed.

I did go out on the boardwalk and was able to see how large an area there is. There are several trails that vary in length from 1.5 kilometres to 3 km.

From looking at the signs it tells me that there are 232 species of birds, 20 species of mammals, 18 species of fish, 12 species of amphibians and 7 species of reptiles. So it is definitely a place to spend a few hours at one leisure. For more information on birding and the Ponds there is an interesting website @ http://www.mcilwraith.ca

The Westminster Ponds are located behind the Tourist Information on Wellington. At the entrance there are some interesting carvings on the trees. You also might find them interesting.

There were also signs that told us not to go at dusk or dawn because of the possibility of coyotes in the area. And since I was by myself I was not about to go to far on the trails. But at a later date I will want to go back ones it is a little drier.

Visited March 2012
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Thank AcapulcoFred
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London, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best hiking In london”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Great trail full of hills, wildlife and scenery! Best place in london to go hiking and great relaxing environment!

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London, Ontario
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Step out & enjoy nature”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The ponds are located directly behind the Tourism London building on Wellington Road South. 200 hectares of nature trails, ponds, trees, plants & flowers. Stretch your legs after your drive to London, Ontario. This Environmentally Significant Area has 5 large kettle ponds formed after the ice sheet receded 13,000 yrs ago. There are 11 km of managed, gently rolling trails. Dogs must be kept on a leash & no bicycles. More than 200 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Watch for turtles, salamanders, beavers, deer and squirrels. Boardwalks and floating docks have been built to minimize damage to the lowland areas. Pick up a pamplet describing the geology, history and wildlife of the area at the tourism centre. Washrooms are in this building also. The trails are open year round.

Visited December 2011
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