The Regional Municipality Of York


York Regional Forest closed to the public until further notice

Newmarket – As part of The Regional Municipality of York’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and reducing the risk of infection, the York Regional Forest and its 21 forest tracts covering ----- hectares of land are closed to the public until further notice, effective immediately.

Residents and families are reminded to continue to practice physical and distancing by maintaining at least 2 metres (6 feet) space between you and others (outside of your immediate family).

The York Regional Forest is made up of 2,300 hectares of protected land, located in different parts of the Region. Eighteen properties with more than 120 kilometres of trail are available to the public.For a list of York Regional Forest tracts, please visit

For more information about York Region’s response to COVID-19 and temporary service disruptions and closures please visit and

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

Media Contact

Patrick Casey
Director, Corporate Communications
The Regional Municipality of York

Forest,closed The Regional Municipality of York en-US Media Release