The Dahl Forest is approximately 500 acres and straddles 2.7 km of the Burnt River in Haliburton County 5 km south of Gelert. The ecological significance of the Dahl Forest is evident in the diversity of species and habitats found on the property.
The public is encourage to visit 5 km+ of trails at Dahl Forest for quiet day sports – hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and birding. There are no motor vehicles or all-terrain vehicles permitted on the property. Fires and overnight camping are also prohibited. CLICK HERE for a trail map
The Land Trust’s conservation goals for the Dahl Forest are to protect and maintain biodiversity; protect habitat and potential habitat of Species at Risk as well as locally or regionally rare species; promote water quality and riparian habitat through the protection of shorelines and wetlands; promote succession from plantations to forests; monitor and promote forest health; promote ecology and conservation education; and provide non-motorized recreational opportunities.
The Dahl Forest is located at 1307 Geeza Rd, off of Gelert Rd/County Rd 1 just 5 km south of Gelert. It is 20-25 minutes South of Haliburton or 15-20 minutes East of Minden.
Dahl Forest characteristics
Length: 7 trails totalling apparox 5 km.
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
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