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York Regional Forest Walks and Events

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Spending time in nature can relieve stress and improve your memory performance and attention span. Join us on a free guided walk to experience the beauty of the York Regional Forest.

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND WIN!

Upload your best photos taken in the York Regional Forest for a chance to win a Henry’s gift card, and have your photo featured in the Forests of York Region 2017 Calendar. For more information visit york.ca/forestphoto


Registration Information

Registration opens one month before each event. Register online or call 1-877-464-9675. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Poison ivy is common in all forests. Wearing insect repellent, closed-toed footwear, light coloured long-sleeved shirts and long pants, tucked into your socks is recommended.


Monthly Events

HALLOWEEN GEOCACHING

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Brown Hill Tract, 4389 Ravenshoe Road, Town of East Gwillimbury

Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us on a spooky geocaching adventure. Learn how forest-friendly geocaching can benefit you and your family’s health. Registration required.

ABORIGINAL WAYS OF KNOWING

Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hollidge Tract, 16389 Hwy. 48, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Aboriginal cultures have a long-standing connection with the forest. Through storytelling and forest discovery, you’ll learn about the history and modern-day forest connections with Aboriginal cultures. Registration required.

FOREST JINGLE BELL WALK

Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hollidge Tract, 16389 Hwy. 48, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Join merrymakers in a holiday walk in the forest. Learn about the holiday traditions of bells and Christmas trees. We provide the bells. Bring along a donation of non-perishable food for a local food bank. Registration required.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my dog to a Take a Walk in the Forest Event?

You can bring your dog to an event, however we ask that the dog is leashed at all times. The event leader may ask at any time for the dog to be removed from the event if he or she is misbehaving or is making other participants uncomfortable.

Will a Take a Walk in the Forest Event be cancelled due to rain?

Take a Walk in the Forest Events run rain or shine. Events have been and can be cancelled in the case of adverse weather conditions, such as very strong winds, severe thunderstorms or icy trails.

Will I be contacted if an event is cancelled?

Yes. The event leader will make his or her best efforts to contact everybody on the registration list (using the contact information provided upon registration) in the event of a cancellation.

Will an event be rescheduled if it is cancelled?

Rescheduling events is considered on a case by case basis and is communicated to participants directly.

Are York Regional Forest Trails wheelchair accessible?

York Region maintains a trail accessible to wheelchair and other assistive devices in the Hollidge Tract.


Forest Event Feedback Survey

If you have been to a recent York Regional Forest event, please submit feedback using the online form.



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