Aurora - Sheppard's Bush (Industry St.)

Industry St. off Mary St.

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Aurora - Sheppard's Bush (Industry St.)

Region/Township: Aurora
ORTA Map Number: ORTA Map Aurora
Coordinates: 43.998100, -79.455696
Meeting Place/Parking:

Meet at C.A. parking lot. Turn east on Mary St. off Industrial Parkway (south of Wellington St) , turn south on Industry Street.

Terrain: Forest trail
General Description:

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.

With groomed trails, a small stream and a covered pavilion, Sheppard's Bush Conservation is a delightful place to visit all year long. This beautiful woodlot, situated in the heart of Aurora, is popular with power walkers and picnickers alike.

The property was donated to the Ontario Heritage Foundation by Mr. E.R. Sheppard in 1971 and is managed by the Conservation Authority and Town of Aurora.

Information provided by the Lake Simcoe Conservation website


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