Upcoming Beagle Club Trail closures in the Northumberland County Forest

Cobourg, ON – September 18, 2019 – Northumberland County is advising that the Beagle Club Trails in the Northumberland County Forest will be closed on weekdays for timber harvesting operations throughout late-fall and winter. Because the start date for timber harvesting is dependent upon a variety of factors, Northumberland County is not currently able to provide a specific date, however communications will be shared with the community once this date is known.  

Timber harvesting is an important step in maintaining a thriving and sustainable forest. These operations turn conifer plantations into mixed ecology forests, which make the forest more disease-resistant and biodiverse. This creates better habitats for animals and improves the overall health of the forest.

All Beagle Club trails located west of Beagle Club Road, including north of Dunbar Road, will be temporarily closed each week from Monday to Friday to ensure the safety of trail users as truck movements and logging activities take place in the area. Trail users are encouraged to visit the Woodland, Carstairs and Morris trails during the weekday closures.

The Beagle Club Trails will be open to trail users during the weekends from Saturday to Sunday. While County Natural Heritage staff work to ensure the trails are clear for weekend use, trail users are encouraged to take caution and watch for debris on the Beagle Club Trails during harvest operations.

Residents with questions regarding the trail closures may contact Natural Heritage Services or call 1-800-354-7050 ext. 2303. For information about the many recreational trails in the County Forest, visit www.northumberland.ca/trails.

*Please note this media advisory was updated on November 1, 2019.