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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 Corporation, 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!

News and Events

Help Protect the Forest

The Copeland Forest is threatened by the invasive garlic mustard. JOIN THE SPRING GARLIC MUSTARD PULL. Garlic mustard has increased over the last fifteen years in the mature deciduous upland part of the Copeland and is spreading rapidly. We know where the garlic mustard is
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Explore Copeland – May Guided Hikes

Saturday, May 4th, 8:30 – 10: 00 am Springtime in the Copeland Hike Leader : David Lord Start Point: Copeland Forest parking area P1 on Ingram Rd., first parking lot east of Highway 93 Description: Birds will be active this time of year, and spring
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2019 Annual General Meeting

More than 100 friends attended the Copeland Forest Friends Annual General Meeting at the Heights Ski and Country Club on March 27. It was a beautiful setting to learn more about the organization”s accomplishments over the past year, including presentations about controlling invasive garlic mustard, waterways monitoring and trail maintenance. Board
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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…