The Arbour Tract of the Simcoe County Forest (the westerly tract of the two tracts that lie to the north of Bass Lake Side Road West between Line 7 and what would be Line 6 if it extended north of Bass Lake Side Road West) is commencing tree cutting and therefore off limits for hikers. This affects the Ganaraska Hiking Trail for the last 1 – 1.5 km of the Orillia section (roughly Km 68.3 to Km 69.8, Orillia). Signs are posted. Effective immediately, hikers must stay out of the logging area, and be aware of possible heavy equipment moving along forest roads. We will update when the Arbour Tract is again available for hiking. Meanwhile, the Ganaraska Hiking Trail and the SCMBC trails in the Johnson Tract are still open.