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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  • This is probably one of the best driving roads close to toronto, if not the best. There's a lot to do if you come during the day when the weather's nice. A couple of nice parks around and this one is no exception. Drive the forks as many times as you can, the hairpin is my favorite part 😉
  • Every summer I ride my motorcycle on the Forks over 15 times because if the beautiful roads and spectacular scenery. There are only a handful of roads I go to, and I am happy to say that this is one of the top 3 that i would reccomend to any driver/rider for a day out with your friends. Please respect the space, dont speed, and stay within the lines. There are usually two police on either end of the forks waiting for people to nab and ticket. So just take it easy and enjoy nature 👌
  • I like to go hiking in this park particularly from the West end where it is more interesting. The waterfalls at the north end is now inaccessible due to the instability of the area. To see some of the waterfall you have to approach the area from the lower portion. Be careful.
  • Great trail. Had lots of fun and you can take small children as well as it is not difficult as all. I just wish people would not throw garbage there as that just ruins the area.
  • 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.

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