The Regional Municipality Of York

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York Regional Forest Walks and Events

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York Region has cancelled 2020 in-person forest walks and events due to COVID-19. Although many walks and events have been cancelled, all 21 public forest tracts with 120 kilometres are open! Spending time in nature provides health benefits such as stress relief, improved memory and attention span.

How to Prepare for Your Visit

To ensure your safety and the safety of others please:

  • Stay on trails to reduce risk and exposure to poison ivy and blacklegged ticks
  • Wear insect repellent, closed-toed footwear, light coloured, long sleeved shirts and long pants tucked into your socks
  • Check weather forecasts and dress accordingly
  • Practice physical distancing of a least 2-metres
  • Practice proper hand hygiene
  • For more information about the forest tracts visit

Discover Your Forest Kit

Due to high demand, the “Discover Your Forest” Kits have run out. You can still celebrate National Forest Week by downloading the activity sheets and enjoying visits to the forest.

Forest kit pick up details including date and time will be emailed to you once your registration is confirmed. Quantities are limited. One kit per household on a first come, first served basis to York Region residents. 

Discover Your Forest Kit Feedback Survey

Please tell us what you think of the Discover Your Forest Kit using the online form.

Subscribe to the Greening E-mail List

York Region’s Greening E-newsletter is full of inspiring at-home and self-guided outdoor activities, information on your York Regional Forest, low-cost tree planting programs for your property and much more. 

Enter your name, email and the municipality you live in below to subscribe to York Region’s Greening e-newsletter.

Past editions

09/14/2020  National Forest Week Turns 100!

07/23/2020  Get outside this summer!

05/19/2020 – Celebrating Spring Online

04/20/2020 – York Regional Forest Open – COVID-19

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