Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area


Location: Newmarket, Ontario
Region: Central
Character: Day-use Area
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Length/Size: 13.4 hectares

Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area
By Lake Simcoe Region 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.

ACTIVITIES

Hiking Birding Cycling

FACILITIES AND SERVICES
Walking /Cycling Trails (some hard surface)
Playground

FEATURES
Forest
Manicured Lawn
Reservoir
Holland River

DIRECTIONS
This property is near to the intersection of Main Street and Gorham Street in Newmarket. Parking is available in a lot off Water Street, opposite Civic Drive. The driveway leads to two separate lots. This Conservation Area can also be accessed from the Nokiidaa trail.