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Trails Open Ontario - Oak Ridges Morraine HIke

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Event: Trails Open Ontario - Oak Ridges Morraine HIke
Trail: Oak Ridges Moraine Walk
Date: 2014-10-11
Abstract: Advance Alert: The Ontario Trails Council is pleased to pre-advertise 2010 Trails Open Ontario Events. Trails Open Ontario is a promotion of trails areas that are open all year, but with summer being the high season for trails this is a great time to get out, get active and enjoy some examples of Ontario's 2000 plus trails! Be sure to check the Ontairo Trails and Trails Open websites for up to date listings.For a full listing of Ontario Trails to enjoy see:
Type: Hike
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area 93 Industrial Parkway South (access at south end of Industry Street) Aurora Ontario
Online URL:
Cost: Free

Introduction: The Oak Ridges Trail is a continuous footpath extending over 250 km (155 miles) across the Oak Ridges Moraine. The trail stretches from the Caledon Trailway near Palgrave in the west to the community of Gores Landing on Rice Lake in the east.

Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area is a unique 25-hectare (62-acre) urban park located just east of Aurora's downtown core. It includes open fields, mixed forest and a network of trails that were developed in the 1970s to provide access to the park’s many natural and cultural points of interest. The trails at Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area form an important link between the Oak Ridges Trail and the Nokiidaa Trail.

Each section of the Oak Ridges Trail is maintained by one of the 10 regional chapters of the Oak Ridges Trail Association. The trails at Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area are managed by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and the Town of Aurora.


  • Oak Ridges Trail Association

Meeting place: Meet in the parking lot at the southern terminus of Industry Road in Aurora.

Mapping link:

Activity: Hiking the Oak Ridges Trail (Sheppard's Bush)

Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Description: Participate in 4-km (2.5-mile) hike along the peaceful trails of Sheppard's Bush. The trails wind through a former maple syrup forest to the river valley lands of a tributary of the Holland River.

Difficulty: Moderate – Some rough terrain with moderate ascents/descents

Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible

More information:

Oak Ridges Trail AssociationTelephone: 1-877-319-0285E-mail: execdir@oakridgestrail.orgWebsite: