A new map of the major trails in the Copeland Forest is now available to help people enjoy the Forest. Over 50 new signs enable users to see where they are on a map.
The map and signage are a project of the Copeland Forest Friends Association. In the public consultations leading to the formation of Copeland Forest Friends, we heard repeatedly that people were getting lost in the Forest. The new maps and signage will help you locate yourself in the forest and get you back to the main parking lots.
The signs and maps are very user-friendly and we hope will make for a more enjoyable and safe experience for all in the Forest. Frequently Asked Questions about Copeland Forest Maps and Signage.
The printed map/brochure is printed on tear-resistant, water-repellent paper and is free to all members of the Association. You can purchase a copy for $2 at these locations:
- Craighurst Esso
- Craighurst KOA Campground
- Horseshoe Resort Guest Services
- Horseshoe Inn Reception Desk
- Bikeland in Barrie
- Greenhawk in Barrie
- Sojourn in Barrie
- The Bird House Nature Company in Orillia
- Woodside Pottery & Gallery in Craighurst
- The Couchiching Conservancy
A special thank you to the volunteers of the Copeland Forest Friends Association, particularly the trails committee. The trails committee members are: David Kennedy, Andrew Doble, Neil Craig, Ted Greatrix, Bob Marshall, Dave Lord, and Sandy McLoughlin.
This project is one of the key activities included in the 2016 work plan approved under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Association and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests. The Association looks forward to continuing to assist the Ministry with the management of the Forest.
This project would not have been possible without the financial support of Casino Rama’s Community Cares Program. The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority provided GIS work for the map. The trails were mapped by the District Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and updated by the CFFA. Thanks to Horseshoe Resort for its support of the project.