Image of Forest from Simcoe County representing Discover Simcoe County Forests

Midhurst/September 15, 2022 – September 18 to 24 is #NationalForestWeek in Canada. Each year National Forest Week (NFW) is celebrated across the nation, promoting the heritage, value and importance of forest networks to our economy and environment.

This month, the County of Simcoe is hosting a number of guided trail hikes throughout the region in commemoration of 100 years of the Simcoe County Forest. Each hike will be approximately 1.5 km in length and on a beginner level trail, taking no more than an hour to complete.

These guided hikes are led by a knowledgeable and experienced County forestry staff member who will provide details on the rich history and current management practises of the Simcoe County Forest. Participants are reminded to dress according to weather conditions as tours will commence rain or shine, and bring water bottles or additional items in a backpack.

A complete listing of hikes, including a map of meeting locations can be found within this link.