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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Celebrating Our Roots: 100 Years of Simcoe County Forest​


2022 marks a momentous milestone for our County Forest, as this year we celebrate our Centennial​​. Throughout 2022, the County of Simcoe ​will celebrate the growth of the Simcoe County Forest over the past 100 years. 

The County was the first jurisdiction in Ontario to enter into the 'Agreement Forest' program in 1922 and has invested in tree planting, management practices and property acquisitions to become Ontario's largest municipally-owned fo​rest, now spanning more than 33,000 acres across more than 150 properties.

For more information on the County's Forestry program, visit simcoe.ca/dpt/fbl.

Discover the Simcoe County Forest during National Forest Week ​

September 18 to 24 is #NationalForestWeek in Canada. Each year National Forest Week (NFW) is celebrated across the nation, promoting the heritage, value and importance of forest networks to our economy and environment.

This month, the County of Simcoe is hosting a number of guided trail hikes throughout the region in commemoration of 100 years of the Simcoe County Forest. Each hike will be approximately 1.5 km in length and on a beginner level trail, taking no more than an hour to complete.

These guided hikes are led by a knowledgeable and experienced County forestry staff member who will provide details on the rich history and current management practic​es of the Simcoe County Forest. Participants are reminded to dress according to weather conditions as tours will commence rain or shine, and bring water bottles or additional items in a backpack. ​

To find the meeting locations for each guided hike, visit https://tinyurl.com/4ay44vvx​.

Saturday, September 17 ~ 10 a.m.
Hendrie, 1350 Hendrie Road, Springwater
Packard, 9398 9th Line, Essa
Sunday, September 18 ~ 10 a.m.
Sinclair, 4028 Country Road 54, Bradford West Gwillimbury
Sutherland, 2573 5th Line, Oro-Medonte
Monday, September 19 ~ 6 p.m.
Hendrie, 1350 Hendrie Road, Springwater
Tuesday, September 20 ~ 6 p.m.
Slessor, 3721 Burnside Line, Severn
​Wednesday, September 21 ~ 6 p.m.
Martin's Valley/Charlebois, 390 Wilson Road, Tiny
​Thursday, September 22 ~ 6 p.m.
Sinclair, 4028 Country Road 54, Bradford West Gwillimbury
Monday, September 26 ~ 6 p.m.
Packard, 9398 9th Line, Essa
Tuesday, September 27 ~ 6 p.m.
Slessor, 3721 Burnside Line, Severn
Wednesday, September 28 ~ 6 p.m.
Martin's Valley/Charlebois, 390 Wilson Road, Tiny
​Thursday September 29 ~ 6 p.m.
Sutherland, 2573 5th Line, Oro-Medonte

​​Forest Capital of Canada 2022 Award

The County of Simcoe is pleased to have received national honours by being recognized as the Forest Capital of Canada for 2022 by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF). 

The County is the first ever two-time winner of this prestigious national award, which acknowledges leadership in forestry and environmental stew​ardship.

For more information on the Canadian Institute​ of Forestry (CIF) visit cif-ifc.org

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​​​Find Your Forest ​

  • Simcoe County Forest Tracts ​​Map
  • Below is a map of all Simcoe County Forest Tracts with parking areas. Please ​note, blue markers denote parking locations that are maintained during the winter months.​

​​Celebrating our Roots​