Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, Alliston

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Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, located in Caledon, Ontario, Canada is part of the Ontario Parks system and is part of the Niagara Escarpment biosphere. The park is on the Bruce Trail. The Credit River runs through the park. Other notable features of the park include a kettle lake and talus slope.HistoryIn 1968 the Niagara Escarpment Study recommended that a park be established in the Forks of the Credit area; this recommendation was then accepted by the Government of Ontario. It was officially regulated as a provincial park in 1985.Historic mill and damThere has been a mill in the area since 1820. In 1885, John Deagle bought the mill at the top of the falls and converted it into an electrical generating station, damming the river and creating Cataract Lake. Later the station was purchased by Ontario Hydro, and was eventually shut down in 1947. The dam was destroyed in 1953, and the lake drained. The ruins of the mill and powerhouse are located within the park.
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  • Forks of the Credit River has a nice scenic drive which is even more beautiful during the fall season.  more »
  • Spent the day hiking looking at the sites. Beautiful and quiet when we were there. Clean. Not a far drive from Alliston. The drive there was just as scenic. Great day had by all.  more »
  • Surprised we had to pay for parking, but we four seniors decided to walk off our lunch, totally unaware of the long hike ahead. Signs instructed us to follow the red trail, but gave no indication of h...  more »
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  • Great park to go hiking for an hour, two or the day. Lots of trails to choose from, huge network of trails that are well signed making it easy to find your way and these trails connect to the Trans Canada Trail and the Bruce Trail. Easy access to the trails, and most are suitable for all abilities. Although the trail to the falls can be challenging for some. The area is also good for a scenic drive.
  • Such a great place to go hiking with friends. Lots of trails to pick from and good for beginners to. Only a small pet peeve is some of the trails end abruptly because it reaches a privately owned land and is fenced off. But I highly recommend this location. Beautiful area and hikes can last 4-6 hours.
  • I feel like I'm in a hilly area. Absolutely love this place. Peaceful and beautiful!
  • A little hard to find. Going from the forks actually takes quite a bit to get to the entrance. There's paid parking. Nice little water area & longer trail that takes you to some interesting ruins. Out in the open though, so pretty scorching in the summer.
  • Beautiful place to go hiking. Well laid out trails and possibilities to get very close to the falls. The roads surrounding the park itself is also very great. Beautiful winding roads to enjoy to and from the park. Overall, great experience at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park.

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