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Copeland Forest Friends

The Copeland Forest is a 4,400 acre Resource Management Area  in Simcoe County, Ontario,  Canada, owned by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests. The size, beauty, and unfettered use of the forest by a wide variety of recreational users inspired an initiative to conserve the natural integrity of the forest and facilitate compatible recreational use.

In October 2015 the Copeland Forest Friends Association formed a Non-Profit Coproration, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the MNRF, and began offering memberships. The organization has been structured to ensure that all of the major recreational user groups are represented equally. There are many ways to join us including becoming a member, volunteering, making a donation, and signing up for our newsletter. We look forward to seeing you in the forest!

Copeland Forest locator map
How to get here

From Highway 400 North of Barrie, take Exit 121 and turn East onto Highway 93  (Penetanguishene Road) toward Craighurst.  Take the first Left onto Ingram Road.  There are two public parking lots  along Ingram Road.  The main parking lot is across from Breen’s Lumber Mill.  google map

Copeland Trails map link
Download the trails map

Download a map of all the major trails in the Copeland Forest.

Copeland Wetland scene
Protecting Copeland

Explore the unique natural features of the Copeland Forest and discover the steps we’re taking to protect it for future generations. Find out more…

News and Events

Launch Day by Judy Watson

Join Us for the Fall Fair

Copeland Forest Friends 2nd Annual Fall Fair Saturday  October 15th, 2016 10 am to 2 pm Horseshoe Resort X-C Ski Chalet (on the N. side of Horseshoe Valley Road opposite the Resort) Come join us and experience the beautiful Copeland Forest in all its Fall

People’s Choice Photo Contest

Show off your favourite photos of the Copeland Forest at the Fall Fair for your chance at a free membership. The photos will be grouped into two categories:  People:  Photos of people enjoying Copeland Forest either skiing, walking, biking. Nature and Landscape:  Photos of the

Temporary Trail Closure for Repairs

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will be conducting trail repairs that include the installation of culverts on one of the main Copeland trails. The location of this repair work is the main trail between Parking Lot 1 and Parking Lot 2  (see our