Dufferin County Forest

The County Forest is a jewel in the crown of Dufferin’s natural heritage. Spanning fourteen tracts and totaling 1,066 ha (2,636 acres), it is managed by the County on a sustainable, multi-use basis for erosion and water control, natural heritage protection, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and support of the rural economy through timber production and employment opportunities.

To learn more about the County Forest, go here.

For those interested in adding an educational component to their forest experience, we organize several walks annually to engage, teach and entertain outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

Tree Identification

Saturday, May 25, 10 am
Little Tract, 938130 Airport Rd (west side, about 15 km north of Highway 89)
Having trouble telling the difference between ash and maple? Are the terms coniferous and deciduous a mystery to you? Join County staff to identify local native species of trees, shrubs, and a few plants on a walk through the Little Tract of the Dufferin County Forest.

Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration required. Spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants. Reserve your spot by contacting Caroline Mach, County Forest Manager at forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com or 519-941-1114 ext. 4011.

Wildflower Identification

Saturday, June 1, 10 am
Little Tract, 938130 Airport Rd (west side, about 15 km north of Highway 89)
Are trilliums the only wildflowers you can identify? And is that only because they are the provincial flower? Join local life-long (since she was five!) terrestrial and aquatic botanist Dawn Renfrew on a leisurely walk through the Little Tract of the Dufferin County Forest to identify spring wildflowers.

Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration required.  Spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants.
Reserve your spot by contacting Caroline Mach, County Forest Manager at forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com or 519-941-1114 ext. 4011.