The Regional Municipality Of York


Notice of Construction - Hollidge Tract Parking Lot

The Hollidge Tract Parking Lot located at 16389 Highway 48 (north of St. John’s Sideroad) is closed for regular maintenance and improvements, including pothole repairs and fresh gravel.

When: November 16, 2020 for 2 to 3 weeks

As with all construction projects, some work may be re-scheduled due to weather or other conditions. Thank you for your patience while we complete this work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still use the trails even though the Hollidge parking lot is closed?

Yes, the trails (including the accessible trails) at the Hollidge Tract will be open when the parking lot is closed.

Which is the closest accessible trail with an open parking lot?

The Hall Tract located at 15681 McCowan Road (north of Aurora Road), and North Tract located at 17054 Highway 48 (south of Davis Drive) both have accessible trails with an open parking lot. The North Tract parking lot is approximately 2.2 kilometres away from the Hollidge Tract parking lot, and the Hall Tract parking lot is approximately 4.0 kilometres away.

map of nearby accessible trails

Are there any other tracts in the York Regional Forest that I can visit?

York Region has 21 forest tracts open to the public. To find one near you visit

Is parking permitted on Highway 48?

Parking along Highway 48 next to the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre is not permitted.

How will I know when it reopens?

Signs at the parking lot entrance will be removed, and information will be posted on York Region social media channels.

Is there a phone number I can call or a website to report an incident in the York Regional Forest?

York Region Forestry staff monitor the forest on a regular basis but cover a large area so it’s possible to not see staff during your time on the Forest trails.  Please contact Access York at 1-877-464-9675 if you would like to report an incident.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Colin Macdonald
Area Forester
York Region
1-877-464-9675 ext. 75258

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