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About the Ganaraska Forest

The 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest is one of the largest blocks of forested land in southern Ontario. Today the forest is a living example of how the principles of integrated resource management can be used to balance many different uses of forested lands on a sustainable and ecologically sound basis. The forest is home to the Ganaraska Forest Outdoor Education Centre, and public washroom and shower facilities. The area provides abundant recreational opportunities and is managed for a sustainable yield of wood products. Day passes or annual permits are required to use the forest. Office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm weekdays, the Gatehouse is open for sales on weekends from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, or day passes and memberships can be purchased online.

NOTICE TO FOREST USERS

Trail Closures

Trails are closed for the season to motorized use, with the exception of snowmobiles.

The Ganaraska Forest timber harvest season is still in operation. Keep your eyes out for active blocks and closed trails. Remember to stay clear of areas where harvesting is occurring - be cautious, be safe!

All trails leading up Lookout Hill remain closed while the Ganaraska Region CA and it’s partners continue to focus on site rehabilitation and erosion control. Thank you for your cooperation; all users are asked to please continue to refrain from accessing the area until further notice.

December 9, 2019: Due to the inclement weather, cross-country ski trails are closed

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact GRCA's Forest Recreation Technician Ed Van Osch or Forester Gus Saurer at 905.885.8173.

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Treetop Trekking Ganaraska is an aerial park in the central forest. It is currently closed for the season. For more information, call 905-797-2000. Special rates for school groups participating in Ganaraska Forest Centre Outdoor Education programs.