Forest Recreation Overview

The Ganaraska Forest is an outstanding outdoor recreation venue. With hundreds of kilometers of trails, the Ganaraska  Forest  provides opportunities for a variety of activities, including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing  and nature appreciation.

The Central Forest lands are reserved for passive recreation, while hunting and motorized activities are permitted in the  West and East Forests. Please review the boundaries for all areas, as shown on the Ganaraska Forest maps.

All forest use requires the purchase of an annual Forest Membership or day pass. These are available at the following  locations:

Ganaraska Forest Centre, 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road, Municipality of Port Hope - 905-797-2721

Noone’s Service Centre, 8262 Highway 35/115 (6 am - 10 pm daily) - 905-983-9290

Sandaraska Park, 156 Sandaraska Road, Pontypool, on the northern edge of the West Forest - 705-277-2000
Please note annual closures - Thanksgiving through May 1st

Ganaraska Leathercraft, 3846 Wilcox Rd, east of Highway 35/115 - 905-983-9540

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, 2216 County Road 28, Municipality of Port Hope - 905-885-8173.