County Forest trails to reopen to the public on May 15

Cobourg, ON – May 12, 2020 – Following the recent provincial announcement of the reopening of provincial parks, all Northumberland County Forest trails will reopen to the public on Friday, May 15. Please note that washroom facilities in the County Forest will remain closed at this time to ensure the safety of users and staff.

County Forest staff would like to thank residents for respecting the trail closures, put in place in the early days of the pandemic to support community action against the spread of COVID-19. As a continued precaution to protect resident health and safety, residents are asked to practice physical distancing when using forest trails, keeping a distance of 6 feet between you and other trail users, and to stay home if you are feeling sick.

When visiting the trails after the reopening, a reminder to please adhere to the posted by-laws, as well as the provincial guidelines, including:

  • Stay on the trail to avoid coming into contact with poison ivy and ticks
  • Ensure dogs are under control on the trails and in parking lots
  • Follow trail etiquette and respect other trail users
  • Do not litter including garbage, personal protective equipment and/or pet waste
  • Do not park along the roadsides — if the parking lot is full, please proceed to another parking lot at the MacDonald, Carstairs, Beagle Club, Morris or Woodland trailheads

For more information about the Northumberland County Forest trails, please visit our Trails page.

For COVID-19 information and resources including service changes and facility closures, visit our COVID-19 page.