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.
December 1 to March 31 (regardless of snow/trail conditions):
Ski Trails closed to ALL uses other than Cross-Country Skiing
Dogs NOT allowed on Ski Trails
All non-motorized users and with dogs, please use the Purple Trail (3.5, 6 and 9km loops), the Oak Ridges Trail (foot traffic only) or the Blue Single-track loop (4km: no horseback riding)
Please 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 are responsible 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.