Stretching for close to 1,000 acres and nearly two and a half kilometers along the west side of the Beaver Valley, the Kimberley Forest extends north from the Beaver Valley Ski Club nearly to the former Talisman Ski Resort. For the most part, this large tract of public land extends up the escarpment from the Beaver River in the valley west to the 7th Line.
North and west of the provincial Crown lands managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) are the Wodehouse Karst property, owned by the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority, and Kimberley Springs, owned by the Bruce Trail Conservancy. The entire area is located in the Municipality of Grey Highlands. In the past this area was loosely referred to as the Wodehouse Karst but for convenience the entire area is now being referred to as the ‘Kimberley Forest’.
The Friends of Kimberley Forest
Representatives of all the major user groups – hikers, horseback riders, mountain-bikers, hunters, snowshoers, XC skiers, snowmobilers and ATV’ers, as well as Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) and the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) have joined together to participate in a volunteer steering committee called “The Friends of Kimberley Forest”. The committee meets monthly in co-operative agreement to improve forest management and provide management options for community consideration.
Dufferin Grey ATV Club has agreed to stay out of Kimberley Forest and asks members and other ATV riders to honour our commitment. Please recognize that some areas are simply off limits and if we want to keep riding then we must play by the rules or risk losing everything. DGATV thanks you for your consideration.