We are the

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

Spring 2020 Update

  Happy Spring everyone, I hope you all have been able to get out and enjoy the forest now that the seasons finally appear to be changing with some warm weather on the horizon.  I’m sure you have noticed, if you have been venturing safely

2020 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday March 25, 2020 (cancelled) Due to the Covid-19 outbreak our Annual General Meeting has been cancelled. We hope all our friends stay healthy in these unprecedented times. And remember the Copeland Forest is the perfect place to practice social distancing while enjoying the great

A Winter Wonderland

Welcome back to another wonderful winter in the Copeland Forest. The Copeland Forest Friends can confirm that we are again supporting the snowplowing of the P2 parking lot located off of Ingram Road, between Hwy 93 and Line 6 (please note that Line 5 is
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…