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easthollandhm11.jpgMabel Davis Conservation Area

​Between the Tannery Mall and Bayview Parkway in Newmarket, there is a strip of land that was donated to the Conservation Authority in 1969 by Mabel Davis, a resident of Newmarket. This 7 hectare oasis in the middle of town is home to a wide range of plants and animals including several bird species, cotton tail rabbits, muskrats, raccoons and regionally rare black maple trees. The 1,400 metre trail, an important link in a municipal trail system, runs along the banks of the East Holland River. The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority administrative offices are also situated on this property.

Notice of Temporary Trail Closure (May 2016 until late Fall 2016* weather permitting):
A portion of Tom Taylor Trail (between the Tannery Mall Pedestrian Bridge and Davis Drive on the east side of the river through Mabel Davis Conservation Area) will be closed for a new trail extension, by the Town of Newmarket, for Tom Taylor Trail on the east side of the Holland River. For more information, please visit

Map shows trail closed from pedestrian bridge south of Newmarket Youth Centre up to the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Holland River to the Tannery Mall north of Davis Drive.