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Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area

​Encounter great blue herons, American coots and sora rails at Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area. This 84 hectare site is a great place to watch nesting birds, cast a fishing line, and cycle along trails which are part of the Nokiidaa Trail system linking the Towns of Aurora, Newmarket and East Gwillimbury. The concrete lock and its swing bridge are remnants of a 'Ghost' Canal System built and abandoned in the early 1900's - without ever having been used.​

Meadow Restoration

You've seen the new wetland at Rogers Reservoir, but did you know we're restoring a meadow too?

This meadow will be a sight to behold - you'll be able to see it from the Nokiidaa Trail on t​he north side of the river, but a newly meandering trail will also allow you to explore up close. As we move forward with this project, there may be opportunities to participate in meetings, plantings, guided ​walks and more. ​


Rogers Reservoir Management Plan Updates

Together with local residents, visitors, community groups and other interested stakeholders we're updating the Management Plan for Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area. 

The Public Consultation phase has now wrapped up, and it's time to begin compiling and analyzing the data. If at any point throughout this process you have additional thoughts or comments, please feel free to contact Lauren​ any time during the Management Plan update process to share your feedback. 

Keep checking on this webpage for a summary of the consultation phase, and for your next chance to review the Draft Management Plan in Spring 2022!​​​​

Need some help finding your way?

​Smartphone maps are now available

smartphone-map.pngDid you know you can now access the​ Rogers Reservoir map 
usi​ng the free Avenza App? 

Simply download the app on your smartphone and use it when you visit. It’s that easy! Once the map is downloaded, you won’t have to use your data when you hit the trails.​

Use your device's built-in GPS to track your location on any map, plot locations and photos, measure distance and area, and more. 

How to Use Avenza
  1. Download the Avenza app on your mobile phone​.
  2. Create an account (or click the small white x in the top right corner to skip this step!)
  3. Tap the store button.
  4. Click the “Find Maps" search bar. Search for LSRCA and select the map.
  5. Click install.
  6. Go to My Maps.
  7. Select your map and hit the trails. Once you install your map, you no longer need access to data.