Our Community Forest: Fairwood Forest

About Fairwood Forest

Fairwood Forest is a biologically diverse 4-acre forest patch in our community. It's home to 23 species of trees, is part of a important hawk flyway, and is a unique place in our urban neighborhood where residents can see a wide variety of wildlife including red foxes, raccoons, opossums, spotted salamanders, and many birds. One bird-watching resident alone has recorded more than 200 species of birds in the forest since 1992!

You can learn more about how you can help preserve and maintain this important community asset here

How to Access Fairwood Forest

Fairwood Forest is located on Fairwood Avenue near where White Avenue intersects Belair Road. The information station for the forest is located in the forest amphitheater across from 5921 Fairwood Avenue. You can usually find parking along Fairwood Avenue when visiting the forest. Please leave the forest as you found it; anything you bring into the forest please take back out with you.  

Fairwood Forest Events

Volunteers with the Hamilton Community Association's Greening Committee are the stewards of Fairwood Forest, caring for the space through regular maintenance and fun, educational events for the community. Check out some of their past events, and follow our calendar for upcoming opportunities.