Clarington - Ganaraska Forest (Micro Rd)

East of 115 off Boundary Road

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Clarington - Ganaraska Forest (Micro Rd)

Region/Township: Clarington
ORTA Map Number: ORTA Map 8
Coordinates: 44.082972, -78.587273
Meeting Place/Parking:

From Hwy 115, exit at Boundary Rd (first exit north of exit to Hwy 35). Go east approx. 1.5 km to meet at Micro Rd. roadside parking.

Terrain: Sandy forest trail
Difficulty: Moderate
General Description:


The 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest is one of the largest blocks of forested land in southern Ontario. Today the forest is a living example of how the principles of integrated resource management can be used to balance many different uses of forested lands on a sustainable and ecologically sound basis. The forest is home to the Ganaraska Forest Outdoor Education Centre, a weekend canteen, and public washroom and shower facilities. The area provides abundant recreational opportunities and is managed for a sustainable yield of wood products.

With hundreds of kilometres of trails, the Ganaraska Forest provides year-round opportunities for a variety of activities. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and nature appreciation are popular activities throughout the Forest. 

Motorized activities such as off-road motorcycle riding, ATVing and snowmobiling are permitted in the West Forest and East Forest only. The Central section of the Forest is maintained as a passive use area. The Ganaraska Forest is promoted as southern Ontario's largest forest. The Forest is approximately 50% natural and 50% man made.