Happy Canada Day! This long weekend I stayed close to home, thanks in part to my winning a random draw for one of 1876 TRCA/CVC Memberships! I took the opportunity to explore a couple conservation areas, Belfountain being first among them.
And it was lovely day for it. I arrived before the crowds, thankfully, or I think there would not have been parking. Very tiny lots! Anyway, just past the lots, on the beginning of the trail, is this beautiful pond.
There are some interpretive signs to let you know the history of the area, such as the wheels left from the mill.
There’s also a large fountain next to the pond and dam.
Beyond that, you’ll find Yellowstone Cave.
A look inside the cave.
The cave is located next to the falls, which you can get a closer look at from the bridge above.
Belfountain is quite a small area, so I continued on to the Bruce Trail side trail Trimble.
The side trail leads back to the main Bruce Trail, which then takes you through the Forks of the Credit. But I wasn’t going that far today.
About halfway out is another side trail, Crow’s Nest, which does a quick loop above the Forks of the Credit Road.
The loop was quite a nice hike, and I was enjoying it so much that I apparently didn’t take any photos. Oh well, back down to Trimble and back to Belfountain.
Where Trimble starts/ends at Belfountain, there is a trail that loops the conservation area itself. It crosses over the river here.
The trail then winds its way up the other side of the river and meets back up to where the bridge over the falls lands.
You can continue here along the other side of the pond to complete the loop.
A look over the pond from the other side, just before heading back to the car.
159m elevation gain
Have you ever just been so immersed the beauty of a trail that you forgot to take photos? Let me know which trail in the comments below!
This isn’t where my adventure ended today. Read on and explore Ken Whillans Resource Management Area with me.