Belfountain Conservation Area

Belfountain Conservation Area

Perched atop the Niagara Escarpment, Belfountain Conservation Area is a 13-hectare seasonal oasis home to beautiful waterfalls, water fountains and scenic foliage in Caledon.

The area’s fairytale setting makes it a favourite among photographers and newlyweds. Swoon as you traverse the famous suspension bridge and spend hours gazing at the sparkling waterfalls and limestone cliffs.

Visit the Belfountain Conservation Area in autumn and watch your surroundings become awash with golden leaves. Anglers and admirers alike will enjoy the clear freshwater lakes filled with brown and brook trout.

A suspension bridge over a flowing waterfall.

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How to get to Belfountain Conservation Area

Location: 819 Forks of the Credit Road, Caledon

By car: Paid parking is available on-site. For driving directions, visit the Belfountain Conservation Area website and click the “Directions” button on the right-hand side of the screen.

By transit: Go Transit offers service to Mount Pleasant in Brampton. From there, take a local taxi to Belfountain Conservation Area.

Know before you go

Entry to Belfountain Conservation Area is by reservation only and there is limited parking and road access. Book a vehicle permit online and in advance to save money and guarantee your spot.

Purchase a Credit Valley Parks Pass for unlimited access to all Credit Valley Conservation parks. Your Parks Pass also provides access to Toronto and Region Conservation Authority parks.

Things to do at Belfountain Conservation Area

Discover more activities and experiences.

Go for a hike

Explore the short yet rugged Trimble Trail which slopes down to the Forks of the Credit, or take a relaxing stroll along the Riverside Trail, a boardwalk with scenic lookouts.

Visit a man-made cave

Go for a walk and explore Yellowstone Cave. Constructed by Charles Mack after purchasing the Belfountain property, the cave is filled with historic concrete stalagmites and stalactites.

Take a picture at the fountain

Admire the “belle” fountain a moss-covered fountain made from inverted bells with an upright bell at the top.

Get married in nature

Celebrate your wedding in the natural beauty of the Belfountain Conservation Area. Choose from three packages to coordinate your special day.

Cast your rod

Go fly fishing in the Credit River, which runs through Belfountain. A short walk from the main parking lot allows access to the river, where you’ll find speckled and brown trout.

A stone pathway with a fence leads to a fountain.
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Interesting facts about Belfountain Conservation Area

In 1908, Charles Mack, the inventor of the cushion rubber stamp, purchased the land known today as the Belfountain Conservation Area. Mack’s goal was to create a beautiful park that would become a summer destination for visitors.

After Mack passed away, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority eventually purchased the area in 1959. The park was recently restored to help protect and manage the natural and cultural heritage of the property.

The ”belle” fountain, terrace and Yellowstone Cave are historical features of the park that remain largely unchanged since the 19th century.

Accessibility features

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible recreation trails

One or more accessible trails with firm  and stable surface. All slopes, ramps,  handrails, boardwalks and signage  comply with the technical requirements  of Ontario's accessibility laws.

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Last updated: May 15, 2024

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