Copeland Forest Trail

Spring is here.

We thought what better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than to celebrate it out in the wilderness! This Sunday, we made our way out to Barrie, to Copeland Forest, and of course, we brought along our trusty side kick, Nico.

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Copeland Forest is an hour away from Toronto, and located just off Highway 400. To start, we parked at a parking lot northeast of the forest. From there, we crossed the railway tracks, and turned left at the first fork. The trail is marked mostly by a pink ribbon, or a sign to “NE6,” whatever that means. Needless to say, it is not marked the best but the main trail is relatively easy to follow.

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There are lots of trails to wander and lots of things to explore in this forest. We even found this perfectly arched tree!

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Despite what other websites have to say, the difficulty of this trail is not difficult at all. When we went, there was still a lot of icy snow on the ground which made some parts very slippery, but other than that, there aren’t many difficult aspects of this trail. We walked probably around 5-7 km in total, but there are many forks in the road so depending on which path you take, it may be shorter or longer.

This trail loops around and eventually we ended up walking on the same path that we started on, but we decided to go on a different route on our way back…

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“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon” – Susan Ertz

– Sabrina

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