News and Events

2020 Annual General Meeting

30 Friends of Copeland Forest participated in the Annual General meeting held via Zoom on the evening of June 17. During the 2 hour meetings 2019 financial statements were presented, as well as an overview of projects completed in the past year. Outgoing President David

Ticks and Lyme Disease

A recent edition of the online newspaper, Barrie Today, reports that active surveillance in 2018, by the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit, has found blacklegged ticks in the Amos Tract, part of the Copeland Forest.  Blacklegged ticks may be infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that
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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!

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 Forest Locator Map July19, 2019
Download the trails map

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

Copeland Wetland scene
Protecting Copeland

Learn more about the diverse flora and fauna found within Copeland Forest. Find out more…