The Northumberland County Forest is a 2195 hectare, 5424 acre, multi-use forest. The forest is open to multiple recreational uses, and is managed for timber harvesting and natural heritage conservation. Situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine, this forest is an ecological oasis for flora and fauna and offers an excellent opportunity to connect with nature. While ensuring these lands are protected, there are still plenty of recreational opportunities, with 50 plus kilometres of hiking trails including the single largest and continuous stretch of off road trail established on the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail. This trail can be enjoyed when you head north from Hwy 401 at exit 474 (Cobourg), drive approximately 14 km and turn off onto the right hand side parking area across from Morris Road at County Road 45. Follow the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail blazes to a 310m elevation for a wonderful view atop an abandoned ski hill. It takes about 25 minutes one way. In the forest there are also plenty of technical mountain biking trails, horseback riding trails on soft sandy soils, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing over varied terrain and regional connections for snowmobiles and ATV's, with some dirt bike riding mixed in. And, very fitting to the rolling hills of Northumberland, a spectacular view.
GPS Coordinates: 44.098227000, -78.107501000