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​Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area

Known locally as Fairy Lake, this 13.4 hectare Conservation Area in Newmarket has become a focal point for community events. Free concerts, a family fishing festival and numerous holiday celebrations are held at this beautiful site. A heavily wooded island and several marshy areas at the park's southern end provide excellent nesting and feeding grounds for local waterfowl while the groomed trails and playground entice visitors to stretch their legs, and get out to play. The first dam at the site was built in 1801 to power a mill, since then, the purpose of the dam has transferred to flood control for the East Holland River.

Notice to Visitors


Dear visitors: The Tow​n of Newmarket will begin construction of additional parking spaces at Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area beginning November 21, 2016. This project includes the installation of 28 new, paved parking spaces along the Fairy Lake access road, as well as construction of a rain garden feature.  

Temporary fencing has been erected to create a safe separation zone between the construction area and the Tom Taylor Trail. 

The completion of this project is scheduled for November 30, 2016, weather permitting.  

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