Discovery Walk Series

Contacts

Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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This walk series will keep you spellbound as you learn from local guides who are passionate about their journey of discovery and will share it with you! You get to get in on the action by sharing your stories and asking questions. Perfect for the late lunch crew or those wishing to pursue retirement with a passion for learning!  These walks will keep you healthy and make you smile with fantastic information that will broaden your horizons and may inspire a new passion!

​Fall 2016: 

Horticulture in the Core

Hosted by our expert staff of the Horticulture department. Take a stroll down Newmarket's Main Street to discuss the flowering baskets and then hike to Newmarket's Riverwalk Commons to discuss some of the gardens that outline and soften the hardscapes of the area. Discussion will be on hardiness of plants, which plants grow best in high traffic areas and hard to grow areas. Questions will be answered by our expert gardeners.

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 1 to 2 p.m. 
Location: Departing from Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)


Trail Walk / Tree Identification 

Hosted by our expert staff of the Forestry department, you are invited to take a walk around Fairy Lake and learn the number of different species we have a long this trail as well as a visit to our tree arboretum. Discussion will be on types of trees and what conditions are better to plant trees in parks, open spaces and your home.

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 12 to 1 p.m. 
Location: Departing from Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)


Introductory Birding 

Bring your binoculars and your camera as you set your sights on some of our local and migrating species with our guide and President of the York Simcoe Naturalists Association, Douglas Jagger. This walk will take place rain or shine. Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited. 

Date: Thursday, October 6
Time: 1 to 2 p.m. 
Location: Departing from Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)

 

History and Ecology of Fairy Lake

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority - The damming of the East Holland River more than 200 years ago led to the formation of a mill pond that matured into Fairy Lake: a gathering place for the community.  Come take a walk with staff from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to learn more about the history and ecology of this wonderful place. 

Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 12 to 1 p.m. 
Location: Departing from Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)

 

History in the Core

Downtown Newmarket has a rich history filled with fascinating stories of the past. Join us for some fun facts, great stories and a wonderful walk with our local history expert, Katelyn Moore.  

Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 1 to 2 p.m. 
Location: Departing from Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)