Activities

The Kimberley Forest is comprised primarily of Crown land owned and managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). In addition there are connected forested sections that are owned and maintained by the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority and Ministry of Grey Highlands.

The shear size of the Kimberley Forest, and its amazing natural resources and topography, create an ideal setting for many forms of outdoor recreation.

In accordance with the MNRF’s Free Use Policy, all users of public land should be prepared to undertake their activities in an ecologically sound and socially responsible manner, while also accepting the risks associated with such activities. Permitted activities within the provincial Crown lands of the Kimberley Forest include:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Bird Watching
  • Horse-back Riding
  • Licenced Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
  • Snowmobiling
  • ATVing

Access to Crown Land may be controlled, restricted or limited for specific reasons (e.g., to protect public safety or resources). Please read and obey all posted signage while using the forest. If you see resource infractions, please call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667.

Permitted uses within the lands owned and managed by the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority are:

  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Licenced Hunting, Fishing and Trapping

Permitted uses within the lands owned and managed by the Bruce Trail Conservancy are:

  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching