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.

The Copeland forest is one of the loveliest forests in southern Ontario. It is super in spring, fabulous in the fall. The forest is full or lush undergrowth, towering old pines, unusual wildflowers and ferns, and, of course, hectares of maples, oaks, beeches, birches and evergreens.

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Length: various lengths from 2 km to 13 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed and Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Mountain biking, Equestrian, and Winter (Fat) Biking
Accessibility Notes: none
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: none

Copeland Forest Friends 306-1102 Horseshoe Valley Rd. RR #1, Barrie, ON L4M 4Y8

Find it: From Highway 400 North of Barrie, take Exit 121 and turn East onto Highway 93 (Penetanguishene Road) toward Craighurst. First Left onto Ingram Road. There are two public parking lots along Ingram Road. The parking lot is across from Bre

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.5869840
Longitude: -79.6829910