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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.

Hazard Tree Removal Project

Thank you for your patience! For the safety of Nokiidaa trail users, trees affected by the emerald ash borer beetle that are in danger of falling on the trail were removed on a portion of Rogers Reservoir. This work is now complete and the trail is now fully open.
  • All trees removed will ​be replaced, with double to triple the number of total trees removed. 
  • The replacement seedlings will be planted in the spring.  
  • The replacement trees will be a selection of native species that are suited to the site and will increase biodiversity. ​

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 the 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. ​


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.