Newmarket is a town in the northern part of York municipality. The best place to run in Newmarket to choose a section of the Tom Taylor/Nokiidaa Bike Trail.
Tom Taylor/Nokiidaa Bike Trail. Choose a section of this paved bike path, referred to as both the Tom Taylor Trail and the Nokiidaa Trail. Overall, it runs for up to 10.6 km between Aurora and the northern part of Newmarket. Most of the trail is paved and runs through a series of parks. The terrain is a nice combination of open parkland and some wooded sections.
The south end is at St. John’s Sideroad in Aurora, where there’s a parking area just east of Yonge. Run north for 2 km into Paul Semple Park. The next 3.5 km is a pleasant run through several parks into central Newmarket: Bailey Park, Dennis Park, Wesley Brooks Conservation Area, & Fairly Lake Park. Cross Davis Dr. in ‘downtown’ Newmarket (Train Station). The final 3 km northern section runs alongside Bayview Parkway for a bit, and then a nicer section alongside George Richardson Park, then over the scenic Swing Bridge into the Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area. The trail continues for another 2 km west to a parking area at Yonge & Mt. Albert ROUTE MAP
- Add-On Options: Additional trails in George Richardson Park, Rogers Reservoir
Central Aurora. Just east of the Aurora terminus of the Tom Taylor Trail, there are some nice paths that run through some Aurora parks and green spaces. From St. John’s Sideroad, head south for 2 km through Optimist Park and the Arboretum to Wellington St., in central Aurora.