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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 

 click here

Your voice matters! Take the Northumberland County Forest User Survey.

You will be entered into a draw to win $75 from Green Canoe Outfitters in Cobourg!

Check the survey link here.



Download accessible and printable version of Natural Areas Volunteer Strategy eBook



 Download accessible and printable version of Forest Service Strategic Plan eBook

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 "Pingstreet" 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-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 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.

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