New Routes: Dufferin County Outdoor Recreation Plan Refresh | Regrow | Recreate

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This year, the County of Dufferin is embarking on an extensive public consultation of the Recreational Use Policy for the Dufferin County Forest. The goal is to have a broader Recreation Plan for both the County Forest and the County-owned Rail Trail, with consideration for the best ways to use these spaces as well as what services and facilities (signs, parking lots, electric vehicle charging stations, portable toilets, picnic shelters, interpretive features, public and volunteer engagement) to implement in the future.

For now, we are looking for your great ideas! What does your ideal County Forest look like? When you picture the Rail Trail, what do you see?

Share your ideas below and answer a quick survey to help this process get started. You can also comment and vote on ideas that have already been submitted.

Your input will be used to produce a draft recreation plan that will be subject to public review and more specific feedback.


Ideas are due by April 22, 2022 and participants have a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 gift cards to an independent business of their choice in Dufferin County.


If you wish to be added to our email notification list so you can keep up to date on the process and other County Forest news, go to http://eepurl.com/RtadP.


Map of Dufferin County with Rail Trail and County Forest Locations.




Your Say, Your Way


Submit your ideas by April 22, 2022 in one of the following ways:


1. Submit your ideas (Leaf Your Thoughts Here) and complete our demographic survey (Tell Us About Yourself) online using the tabs below.


2. Download the idea prompts and demographic survey as a pdf and complete it on your computer or manually.

Idea Prompts and Demographic Survey

and submit:

Attach pdf or scan and email: forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com

Mail: Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3

Drop Off:

Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3 (northeast corner of Airport Road and Highway 89). The Museum is open Tues-Sat 11 am - 4 pm

Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre St, Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1. The Edelbrock Centre is open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Employment Resource Centre, Mel Lloyd Centre - Entrance "E", 167 Centre St., Shelburne, ON L9V 3R8. The Employment Resource Centre is open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


3. If you don't wish to use the prompts, you can send your free form ideas to:

Email: forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com

Mail: Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3

Drop Off:

Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3 (northeast corner of Airport Road and Highway 89). The Museum is open Tues-Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre St, Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1. The Edelbrock Centre is open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Employment Resource Centre, Mel Lloyd Centre - Entrance "E", 167 Centre St., Shelburne, ON L9V 3R8. The Employment Resource Centre is open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.


4. Send your ideas by homing pigeon to:

Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3


(We will accept any written format.)


Participants have a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 gift cards to an independent business of their choice in Dufferin County!

This year, the County of Dufferin is embarking on an extensive public consultation of the Recreational Use Policy for the Dufferin County Forest. The goal is to have a broader Recreation Plan for both the County Forest and the County-owned Rail Trail, with consideration for the best ways to use these spaces as well as what services and facilities (signs, parking lots, electric vehicle charging stations, portable toilets, picnic shelters, interpretive features, public and volunteer engagement) to implement in the future.

For now, we are looking for your great ideas! What does your ideal County Forest look like? When you picture the Rail Trail, what do you see?

Share your ideas below and answer a quick survey to help this process get started. You can also comment and vote on ideas that have already been submitted.

Your input will be used to produce a draft recreation plan that will be subject to public review and more specific feedback.


Ideas are due by April 22, 2022 and participants have a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 gift cards to an independent business of their choice in Dufferin County.


If you wish to be added to our email notification list so you can keep up to date on the process and other County Forest news, go to http://eepurl.com/RtadP.


Map of Dufferin County with Rail Trail and County Forest Locations.




Your Say, Your Way


Submit your ideas by April 22, 2022 in one of the following ways:


1. Submit your ideas (Leaf Your Thoughts Here) and complete our demographic survey (Tell Us About Yourself) online using the tabs below.


2. Download the idea prompts and demographic survey as a pdf and complete it on your computer or manually.

Idea Prompts and Demographic Survey

and submit:

Attach pdf or scan and email: forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com

Mail: Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3

Drop Off:

Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3 (northeast corner of Airport Road and Highway 89). The Museum is open Tues-Sat 11 am - 4 pm

Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre St, Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1. The Edelbrock Centre is open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Employment Resource Centre, Mel Lloyd Centre - Entrance "E", 167 Centre St., Shelburne, ON L9V 3R8. The Employment Resource Centre is open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


3. If you don't wish to use the prompts, you can send your free form ideas to:

Email: forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com

Mail: Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3

Drop Off:

Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3 (northeast corner of Airport Road and Highway 89). The Museum is open Tues-Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre St, Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1. The Edelbrock Centre is open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Employment Resource Centre, Mel Lloyd Centre - Entrance "E", 167 Centre St., Shelburne, ON L9V 3R8. The Employment Resource Centre is open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.


4. Send your ideas by homing pigeon to:

Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3


(We will accept any written format.)


Participants have a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 gift cards to an independent business of their choice in Dufferin County!

Page last updated: 23 Apr 2022, 01:00 PM