The Miller Nature Reserve was received as a donation from the Miller family to preserve the 254 acres of land.
The Miller property is in the Town of Georgian Bluffs south of Mountain Lake and is within the Sauble River/ Hepworth sub-watershed. The Mountain Lake Skinner’s Marsh wetland is a significant feature of this property and Marshes account for a significant amount of the lower portion. The property falls within an area that is designated as a “Significant Groundwater Recharge Area” and a highly vulnerable aquifer according to the assessment report for Grey Sauble Source Protection Area. This property supports a healthy watershed and will continue to contribute to the protection of the natural features that may be enjoyed by the community. The majority of the Miller property is wetland or riparian area around Hepworth Creek, which provides habitat to multiple species at risk like the Black Tern, Snapping Turtles, Northern Map Turtles and rare plants like the Hart’s-tongue Fern.
The property is in the Township of Keppel, Municipality of Georgian Bluffs, County of Grey. You can access Miller via Concession Road 17.
The southern boundary can be accessed using an unopened road allowance of Lindenwood Road between Concession 17 Road and Zion Church Road or using the trail that follows the northern boundary of the adjacent Grey Sauble Conservation Authority property at the end of Concession 16.
There are several protected areas managed by the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority and Grey County in the area surrounding the Miller Property. Some of these areas have trails that are accessible to the public.