- The list below includes 26 free or cheap things to do in or near Forest, Ontario, including 35 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, History Museums, Parks and Bowling.
- From Blue Rock Nature Preserve to Riverbend Recreation, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Forest and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Findlay and Marion.
Formerly mined for its unique blue clay, Blue Rock Nature Preserve is now open to the public as a conservation area. The preserve sites on 11 acres of land and has trails for visitors to hike in the surrounding forests.
Featuring an 18-hole disc golf course, Riverbend Recreation offers visitors a recreational park with a lake for public fishing, playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, trails, and more. The park has 8 outdoor shelters that can be reserved for picnics.
The Eagle Creek Fort Findlay playground structure is located at Emory Adams Park. There are additional facilities including eight baseball fields, seventeen soccer fields, two shelter houses, four softball fields, and a set of public restrooms.
Considered to be the primary recreational facility in the city, Riverside Park offers a swimming pool, five sand volleyball courts, three playgrounds, horseshoe pits, a softball field, paved bike paths, and a band shell. There are also waterfront activities like canoes, fishing, and pedal boats.
Founded in 1970, the Hancock Historical Museum features exhibits covering the history of Hancock County in the restored Hull-Flater House. The site also has a barn behind the main building with displays about the transportation and agricultural history of the area.