Simcoe County Forests: Baxter Tract

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Simcoe County Forests: Baxter Tract is a 3.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Essa, Ontario, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 km
89 m

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



4 months ago

there are a few entrances and parking areas. currently there is a heavy skim of ice and melt over all the established tracks. unlike any of the other Simcoe county forests I've visited, this one has a throughway drive in it. this single track road is wide enough for a pickup to drive through it. there are multiple well grooved mountain bike trails cross-crossing through both sections of this forest. there is a small section on the south east side of a road, and a larger section on the south west side. it was reasonably common to hear traffic as the cross roads is fairly busy. we did see one other person walking their dog, but it was otherwise ours alone. this is old growth, and it's possible the roadway is to facilitate active logging in the forest.