The Town of Aurora has some amazing trails just waiting for you to explore! At present, we maintain approximately 62 kilometres of trails connecting our neighbourhood parks, Town facilities and green spaces. The majority of our trails are compact gravel surfaces with some asphalt sections through neighbourhood and community parks and are considered multi-purpose trails for all to enjoy.          

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Enjoy Aurora's Trail Systems

Whether you're walking, jogging, cycling or cross-country skiing - there's an Aurora trail waiting for you. Below are a few of our larger trail systems.

Tim Jones Trail

Tim Jones TrailThe Tim Jones (Nokiidaa) Trail is Aurora's longest trail corridor stretching from Vandorf Woodlot in the south (Vandorf Sideroad just west of Bayview Avenue) to the St. John's Boardwalk at the McKenzie Marsh.

The trail corridor links municipal facilities such as the Aurora Family Leisure Complex, the Aurora Town Hall and the Aurora Senior's Centre as well as passing through the Aurora Community Arboretum, Lambert Willson Park, and Sheppards Bush. An additional trail northward, just west of McKenzie Marsh, links up with the Town of Newmarket and completes Aurora's section of the Tim Jones (Nokiidaa) Trail.

The Tim Jones Trail is part of the larger Nokiidaa Trail system and can be taken as far north as East Gwillimbury following the East Holland River.

Klaus Wehrenberg Trail

Klaus Wehrenberg TrailThis trail connects with the Tim Jones Trail in Sheppard's Bush. It then continues south through the hardwood forest to Vandorf Side Road where it meets the Evans Park Trail running South from Vandorf Side Road to Evans Park.

Directions: The main entrance is off Industry Street, in Aurora, with a second entrance off Industrial Parkway.

Willow Farm/ Lakeview Trail System

Willow Farm TrailThis trail links parks and linear open space corridors within the forested hills of St. Andrews in Northwest Aurora. This trail features rolling hills, as the trail rises up to one of the highest points of elevation within Aurora.

Directions: the trailhead is located at the northeast end of the trail at the pond and stone bridge on Willow Farm Lane (just south of St. John's Sideroad). Parking is available along residential streets, which intersect with the trail. There is also public parking available at Summit Park (Orchard Heights Blvd. just east of Bathurst) and walk 200 m. east to Reservoir Park or 200 m west to the trail crossing at Whispering Pine Trail.

Parks & Trails Etiquette

General Safety Tips

  • Prepare for the weather. Wear sunscreen, bring water, watch for slippery surfaces, wear appropriate footwear and dress to suite the temperature
  • The trails are not groomed or maintained during winter months and conditions vary widely. Please exercise caution at all times
  • Be courteous to other trail users
  • Plan to be off the trail system a half hour before dusk (please note most of our nature trails are not lit for night-time use)
  • Carry identification and a cell phone if available
  • Use the trails with a friend or with a group

Pet Etiquette

  • Dogs must be under control and on a  leash at all times
  • Please pick up after your dog
  • A leash-free dog park is located at Canine Commons on Industrial Parkway North

Cycling Safely

  • Yield to pedestrian or other cyclist and alert them as you approach from behind
  • Look ahead and do not become distracted
  • Be predictable: Follow rules, obey signs and signal your intentions
  • Wear a helmet. Bicycle helmets are law for all Ontario cyclists under the age of 18 and they are highly recommended for cyclists of any age
  • When you are cycling on the road you are considered to be operating a vehicle and therefore you have rights and responsibilities. If you are unsure about your duties as a cyclist please consult the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990

Respecting Nature

  • Stay on the designated trails, as walking through vegetation can destroy plants, disrupt wildlife habitat and compact the soil
  • Please leave nature as it is for future generations to enjoy!

Maps

2018 Stre​ets Parks & Trails Map