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Copeland Forest Friends Association Supporting Copeland Trail Works.CFFA provided the funds for the recent construction of a platform extension on the Swamp Trail. Much thanks to the volunteers who built the platform. The platform was extended over wet areas improving user experience and environmental protection. As this trail is now part of the Ganaraska Trail system, greater use is expected of it.Other trail works are planned for this summer. The Ministry of Natural Resources has agreed to provide Junior Rangers who should be in the forest mid-July. Planned works for this summer include: the rerouting of the bottom section of Slippery When Wet (the detour route has been flagged for several weeks), new detours on the Fifth Dimension trail around 2 highly eroded trail sections, the reclosing of 2 short sections of trail for safety/environmental protection reasons, and the closing/rerouting of the Duel Slalom trail.If you are interested in supporting trail works in the Forest, pls send an email to ... See MoreSee Less
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IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENTThe Copeland Forest Trail Plan Implementation is under way! Under its Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) who are the landowners, Copeland Forest Friends Association (CFFA) is beginning the implementation of the Trail Plan.In an effort to enhance your forest experience and protect sensitive areas, we have implemented some seasonal and permanent trail closures with signage. Thanks to all for supporting our work.Sadly, some signs have been vandalised and removed. Please respect the few trail closures that have been put in place. They are for the benefit of the forest and all who enjoy it. CFFA will be undertaking additional trail works with the support of the MNRF this summer. Look for further communications regarding this.If you would like any further details on the trail plan and/or would like to volunteer please visit the Copeland Forest Friends website at or contact the Copeland Forest Friends at ... See MoreSee Less
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The MNRF has informed the Copeland Forest Friends Assocation that during the period from August 1 through to September 15, the Ducks Unlimited Pond dam remediation will occur. This is in the southwest area of Copeland Forest and will require heavy equipment to perform the work. The workers will access the area through the P1 parking lot.This is the final step in the remediation and removal of the Ducks Unlimited dam and to bring the area back to its original state.Thank youCFFA ... See MoreSee Less
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Please be aware the meadow off of P1 will have a large swath cut back to allow access to the old Ducks Unlimited Pond. This is to cut down the Wild Parsnip which if brushed against can cause painful burns on the skin.This be done the morning of Friday June 28th. We would ask that people stay away from this area until the afternoon.Thank youCopeland Forest Friends Association ... See MoreSee Less
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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!