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Sheppard's Bush

Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area is 26 hectares (65 acres) in size, and has over three kilometres of hiking trails, thirteen soccer fields, two picnic pavillions and several historic buildings including a maple syrup evaporator hut and the Sheppard family house.

Aside from the playing fields, the majority of the property is forested, and includes mature pine plantations, mixed forest, an old sugar bush, and a ravine along the East Holland River. Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area is also part of a larger network of public lands and recreation trails along the East Holland River. From here you can go as far as Holland Landing on the Nokiidaa Trail or from Palgrave to Rice Lake on the Oak Ridges Trail.


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Hiking Birding Cycling Skiing Field Sports


Hiking/Walking Trails
Fitness Trail
Picnic Pavilion & Picnic Tables
Playing Fields (administered by the Town of Aurora)
Maple Syrup Evaporator Huts
Historic Log Cabin
Heritage Home – Historic Sheppard House
Summer Children’s Nature Program
Community Heritage Garden




The main entrance is at the end of Industry Street, in Aurora. There is also an entrance to the playing fields off of Industrial Parkway South.

Location and Trail Map