East Gwillimbury - North Nokiidaa Trail (Green Lane)

Holland River & Rogers Reservoir

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East Gwillimbury - North Nokiidaa Trail (Green Lane)

Region/Township: Newmarket
ORTA Map Number: ORTA Map 3
Coordinates: 44.079958, -79.452813
Meeting Place/Parking:

Meet at Rogers Reservoir front parking lot on the north side of Green Lane, 1.7 km west of Leslie St.

Difficulty: Easy
General Description:

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.  The trail has a length of approximately 2 km from Green Lane to the 2nd Concession.


Roger's Resevoir

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