Our Newmarket Activity Guide offers suggestions on things to do in Newmarket (and nearby areas). Check out the listing of activities available to you. We encourage everyone to get out and get active. We hope you find something of interest.
FREE WALKING GROUP EVERY WEDNESDAY @ FAIRY LAKE
Join us every wednesday for a walk at Fairy Lake. We normally use Nordic Poles but you can either walk without our borrow a set from our walking group leader. There’ll also be free instruction on how to effectively use the poles. See our WALKING GROUP page for schedule and details.
LOCAL SPLASH PADS
The summer brings many hot days. A fun, easy and free way to take some sting out of the heat is to cool down at a local splash pad. Grab the kids and head out to one of the many splash pads in the area. Aurura Town Park (at Mosley and Wells, Aurora), Rivew Walk Commons Splash (at Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket), Harvest Hills Park Pad (at Woodspring Ave. & Harvest Hills Blvd.) and Rogers Spray Pad (at 170 London Road, Newmarket). A great way to cool down, get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air.
FREE OUTDOOR SKATING AT NEWMARKET RIVERWALK COMMONS
A free outdoor rink offering public skating during hours of operation. Rink availability is subject to outdoor weather conditions. Located at 200 Doug Duncan Dr. in Newmarket.
WEEKLY TRAIL HIKING WITH ORTA – All levels (ongoing)
The Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) offers guided hikes on over 300KM of moraine trail. The hikes are of all difficulties and lengths and happen regularly during the weekday as well as on weekends. There are hikes catered to families (with kids), adults as well as for persons with a strong nature focus. You can visit ORTA at www.oakridgestrail.org. On the website, click the Hiking tab for additional info on hiking. Or you can go directly to the hiking calendar.
ROGERS RESERVOIR CONSERVATION AREA (ongoing)
Location: 120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket
Details: Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area is located on the Holland River, one kilometre south of the Mount Albert Road on the Second Concession. This shallow reservoir and marsh area attracts a variety of waterfowl and other marsh birds. The 96-hectare site is a great place to watch nesting birds, cast a fishing line, hike or cycle along trails. A viewing tower and trail system along the river make this park a popular spot for birders and hikers. Rogers Reservoir is also home to one of the locks along the “ghost canal” system – built to accommodate shipping between Newmarket and Lake Simcoe in 1911 and then never used. Remnants of the abandoned canal, a lock and swing bridge are located in the park. The trail is suitable for hiking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing depending on time of year. The trail has a length of approximately 2 km from Green Lane to the 2nd Concession. For more information call 905.895.1281
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