Upcoming seasonal trail closures in Northumberland County Forest (fall 2019)

Cobourg, ON – November 1, 2019 –  Northumberland County is reminding the public of upcoming seasonal trail closures in the Northumberland County Forest.

  • November 1 to May 15: Motorized vehicles prohibited on all trails.
  • December 1 until March 31: Beagle Club trails reserved for cross-country skiing only. 
  • Timber harvest closures: This winter, all Beagle Club trails located west of Beagle Club Road, including north of Dunbar Road, will be temporarily closed from Monday to Friday each week for timber harvest operations. Please check for updates on the timber harvest closure schedule at Northumberland.ca/Trails.

“It is important that we maintain the health of our forest and trails,” indicates Natural and Cultural Heritage Manager Todd Farrell. “To ensure the community is able to enjoy the forest for years to come, we ask residents to help us preserve our trails by limiting trail usage during wet weather. This helps prevent severe trail damage that can be dangerous for other trail users, costly to repair and can impede emergency access.”