Canada's First Forestry Station

Interpretive Centre

885 Highway #24, Norfolk County

corner of Hwy. 24 and Forestry Farm Road, Reg. Rd. #16


We are located:
20 minutes South West of the town of Simcoe
40 minutes South of Woodstock, via Hwy 59 & Regional Road 13
1 hour South of Hamilton via Hwy 6
10 minutes North of Port Rowan




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  • There is no admission charge at The Centre.

  • We gratefully accept all donations to help with the upkeep of our century old building.

  • We give tours of the facility or you can browse the displays and the forest, at your own pace.

  • We can accommodate small or large groups for tours at any time of the year by giving us a call.

  • Our displays are an inexpensive and interesting way for, nature groups, Seniors, Red Hats, church groups, clubs of all types, and school classes, to learn about forestry regeneration, and the Carolinian forests of Southern Ontario.

  • Picnic tables are here for you to have lunch under the trees, and we have full washroom facilities.

  • Meeting rooms are available for groups and associations at a minimal rental charge.