Ajax Outdoors

Ajax is home to an abundance of open spaces, parks, trails and picturesque natural landscapes. Bordered by Lake Ontario to the south, Greenwood Conservation Area to the north, Duffins Creek to the west and Carruthers Creek to the east, there are so many outdoor adventures to experience that will get you back to nature.

Ajax Waterfront

Image of people jogging along a trailThe spectacular Ajax Waterfront is truly a sight to be seen.

This gem of unspoiled beauty spans six kilometers of park land stretching across the Town's southern border along the shores of Lake Ontario. It is accessible to the public, with bridges spanning creeks, natural and maintained areas.

This land, totaling over 150 acres, is used by residents and visitors who come to enjoy the scenic views, picnics, engage in recreational activities in the open spaces, and utilize the multi-use trail for walking, jogging, cycling and in-line skating.

The asphalt trail, which is over seven kilometers in length, is part of the Waterfront Trail that runs from Hamilton to Belleville, and is also part of the Trans-Canada Trail. It remains one of the most picturesque waterfronts in southern Ontario. The 100,000 people who live in Ajax are delighted to keep it this way.

Take the online Ajax Waterfront Tour now! (link to waterfront tour)

Greenwood Conservation Area

aerial image of a forest with a river running through itGreenwood Conservation Area  comprises approximately 283 hectares of greenspace within the Duffins Creek Watershed, and is maintained and operated by the Town of Ajax.

Greenwood offers residents and visitors alike a chance to escape to nature along the banks of Duffins Creek. Hiking trails allow you to explore the forest or the steep-sided river valley, and picnic tables are available throughout the area for your use. The park offers some of the best fishing, with the opening of the trout season in the spring. The cold, clear-running creek, is a perfect home for rainbow trout and other species of fish.

In the fall, Greenwood turns bright with the hues of autumn. Scouting/Guiding and youth groups can take advantage of any one of the number of group campsites available throughout the year. School groups are also encouraged to take advantage of the natural environment for educational purposes.

For more information on how to reserve a picnic site, click here

Ajax Trails

image of cyclist on park trailExperience the Ajax trail system!

From the Waterfront Trail that hugs Lake Ontario to the Millers Creek Trail that meanders through naturalized areas, there are more than 80 km of trails to explore in Ajax. Not only will they lead you through picturesque landscapes, they are:

  • Multi-use (pedestrian and cyclist-friendly)
  • Inter-linked with multiple entry points
  • Close to Town Facilities and bike parking
  • Accessible
  • Majority open year round
  • Majority equipped with lighting
  • Safe, thanks to ongoing trail surveillance

View the complete listing of parks, their locations and their amenities.

Download the Durham Trails Map

Download the Walk/Bike Ajax by Trail Map

Ajax Parks

Ajax's parks system encompasses 600 hectares and 74 kilometres of pathways. The Town has expanded its naturalization program to help create park and open spaces that are self sustaining and ecologically diverse.