County of Simcoe celebrates national forest week

You're urged to explore all the forests the county has to offer

Simcoe County urges you to learn more about our rich forestry heritage and explore the vast and unique forests in the area.

This marks the 100th Anniversary of National Forestry Week, and this year’s theme is ‘Healthy Forests, Healthy Future.’

The County’s forest is now more than 33,000 acres distributed on more than 150 properties throughout the county.

Warden George Cornell says the county owns and operates the largest municipally-owned forestry network in Ontario.

Over 20 million trees have been planted within the county forest since inception. The properties also provide many recreational opportunities for local residents, including more than 700 kilometres of managed trails.

As the largest municipally-owned forest in Ontario, there is so much to explore.

A mapping system is available online to help explore new areas of the Simcoe County Forest.