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Northumberland County Forest

The Northumberland County Forest is a 2 195 hectare
(5 424 acre), multi-use forest and is managed for ecological conservation, recreation and timber harvesting. There have been many changes to the Northumberland County Forest's recreation program, so please be sure to read the information related to your activity. For more information, follow the links below or choose from the sidebar.

Multi-user TrailsHistory



Trails and Hunting

Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative

visit our facbook - Northumberland Forest 


The County of Northumberland is preparing a design plan for the construction of a universal (“accessible”) trail in the Northumberland County Forest. Our goal is to create a trail that minimizes barriers and obstacles to accessibility and accommodates users to the greatest extent by meeting or exceeding accessibility guidelines and regulations. The County of Northumberland is seeking input on the design specifics of the plan and will be hosting an open house and will accept to comments on the draft plan. Please provide your comments to Ben Walters by e-mail: or phone: 905-372-3329 ext. 2303. visit the website


Northumberland County is offering a free app that can help you navigate the forest.  By turning on your phones location service you can track where you are in the forest.  Simply search for "Ping Street" at your app store of choice and download for free.  The app also has a waste removal calendar that makes it easy to remember when pickups are.

visit the Apple Store website and download the free application     visit the BlackBerry World website and download the free application     visit the Google play website and download the free application



 Click here to view the poster for more details

Trail Notices: 


Notice: Motorized Trail Closure from Nov 1 to May 15, annually


Click here to view the Notice for Hunters


Trail-Closed.jpgPlease be aware that there have been many changes to the Northumberland County Forest recreational trail system. Users are responsible for knowing what trails they can use. Maps of the designated trails can be found on each recreational use's page. Signage throughout the forest also indicates which trails are open for use. If you do not see a sign at the entrance to a trail, it is not a designated trail. Please help us conserve and protect the Northumberland County Forest and its natural inhabitants and respect and follow signage.


Trail users areresponsible for knowing where they are and what trails are open to specific uses and what trails are off-limits. Enforcement is performed regularly throughout the year by County by-law officers, O.P.P, conservation officers and volunteer patrols. For more details please see the TRAILS page.

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