Escape to Nature with NRG Sanctuary

Come and join us in our peaceful surroundings of pine forest, bush and natural ponds. Meet the wildlife who live here, watch skies full of birds on their annual migrations, or just breathe in the peace and quiet.

Discover our habitats

Our NRG Sanctuary is a blend of preserved native habitat and careful restorated land.

  • 95 acres of forest, hills and ponds are all original native landscape, practically untouched from what it was before the settlers came. It was one of the last parcels of land sold by the Hudson’s Bay Company, making it unique in our area.
  • A further 15 acres was initially turned into cropland. However, 5 of those acres were so rocky that they were replanted as pine forests.
  • We have also worked to rehabilitate 8 acres of gravel pit by planting 2000 native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.

Since coming here in 1997, we have planted thousands of native trees to restore the woodlands and provide suitable habitats for all kinds of native flora and fauna. And it’s here waiting for you, all 114 acres of forest and native landscape set amongst agricultural fields, dotted with ponds, and adjacent to the waters of the South Maitland River.

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Forest trail walk at NRG Sanctuary

A world apart

To turn off the main road down our old country laneway is to leave the outside world behind. Your cell phone will give up trying to get reception about halfway down, which is the perfect reason to be “uncontactable” by work or the kids for a few days! That’s why you really do have the feel of being in the middle of nowhere, but actually you are still just 10 minutes from civilization including local stores, restaurants, microbreweries and vineyards, live summer theatre and much more. So just park up, shrug off your cares, and relax!

Nature at every turn

Our tiny cabin rental enjoys wonderful views across the fields to the trees beyond, and the RV towable campsite pitch (just one) nestles next to one of our calming and scenic ponds. Simply step off your cabin deck or out of the RV and step into our magical forest. Wander along 10kms of totally private trails. Go fishing in the river or just bask in summer sunshine. The choice is yours.

Instead, you can cook what you like, when you like, either in the fully equipped kitchen in your rental tiny cabin or on the fire pit and BBQ under the stars at our secluded sole use RV campsite. Shop local for produce fresh from our local growers, accompanied by a cool beer or crisp wine from our local breweries and wineries.

Colourful fall view at glamping rental

Just 500 metres from the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area (HPWA)

NRG Sanctuary is less than a kilometre from the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area (HPWA). Managed by a non-profit charitable organization, this 5,400 acre marshland is a favourite for locals and visitors alike, who come to enjoy:

  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Photography
  • Horseback riding
  • Foraging
  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing and skiing
  • Hunting
Hullet Marsh by Dennis Pal

The HPWA is divided into two Zones, and there is no public access to three other areas including a wildlife refuge at White Tail Swamp. Please note that hunting is permitted here from September to March. 90% of Zone A is hunter-free in the autumn, but it’s advisable to wear a high vis vest (available to borrow) when walking at any time of year.

For more details and to download a map, check out the HPWA website.

What season is best to stay at NRG Sanctuary?

All of them! For more details, see all the activities you can enjoy during any season at our Four Seasons Vacation page.

Or discover more about our part of Central Huron County here.

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