Weekday closures of Beagle Club Trail to begin in Northumberland County Forest

Trail sign on tree in County Forest

Cobourg, ON – January 7, 2020 – As of January 9, Beagle Club trails located west of Beagle Club Road, including north of Dunbar Road, will be temporarily closed each week from Monday to Friday throughout the winter to ensure the safety of trail users during timber harvest operations. It is anticipated that harvesting operations will conclude by the end of March.

The Beagle Club trails will remain open on 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 trails during harvest operations. Those wishing to explore the Northumberland County Forest during the weekday closures are encouraged to visit the Woodland, Carstairs and Morris trails.

Timber harvesting is conducted to maintain healthy forested lands in accordance with forest management best practices. Harvesting operations are an important part of Northumberland County’s long-term plans to encourage and facilitate the conversion of Northumberland County Forest conifer plantations into a mixed ecology forest. Biodiverse ecosystems are vital in fostering a healthy and sustainable forest.

Residents with questions regarding the trail closures may contact Natural Heritage Services at forest@northumberlandcounty.ca or call 1-800-354-7050 ext. 2303. For information about recreational trails in the County Forest, visit Northumberland.ca/Trails.