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 »
  • Me and the girlfriend love the trails and going to the waterfall is really relaxing. Just make sure you wear proper footwear.
  • Very nice park, lots of nice hiking trails, however some areas are dangerous, and there aren't many precautions/signs to let you know.
  • Beautiful and well kept trails. Love bringing my dog here all year long. If your interested in taking your canine companion for a swim or just a long hike, this is the place to go!
  • Scenic view recently closed. The walkway was deemed unsafe. Due to lack of funding there is no projected date for a reopening of the trail.
  • The park is absolutely gorgeous. I recommend checking it out in the fall the colors are stunning. Lots of different side trails to explore and it connects with the Bruce Trail and the Trans Canada Trail. The trails here are pretty moderate and can easily be explored by families, children or people with limited hiking abilities. The parking lot is pretty small and it is busy on weekends.

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