The roads within the Ferguson Forest Centre are temporarily closed to public vehicles until further notice. This includes Veterans Way, Anniversary Way and Honour Way.
Physical barriers and signs have been put up at the road access points on County Roads 44 and 43. Those exempted include private landowners, tree farm employees, Municipal and emergency services. The trails and roads continue to remain open to the public for walking and cycling, so long as physical distance is maintained.
Parking for trail access is available on the trailhead lots along County Road 44 and at the North Grenville Municipal Centre.
There has been a significant increase in vehicle traffic at the Ferguson Forest Centre, resulting in challenges for the tree farm operations, including concerns for the safety of workers to be able to maintain proper physical distancing. As such, the Municipality of North Grenville, working in collaboration with the Ferguson Forest Centre, decided to close the roads.
The Ferguson Tree Nursery continues to operate at this time. The Ontario Provincial orders have declared tree farms an essential service, and fall under Agriculture and Food production.
The Municipality asks that the public respect the road closures and not drive their vehicles in the Ferguson Forest Centre at this time.