Belfountain Conservation Area

Belfountain Conservation Area

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.

Belfountain Conservation Area Map

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.

Belfountain Conservation Area

There are some interpretive signs to let you know the history of the area, such as the wheels left from the mill.

Belfountain Conservation Area

There’s also a large fountain next to the pond and dam.

Belfountain Conservation Area

Beyond that, you’ll find Yellowstone Cave.

Belfountain Conservation Area

A look inside the cave.

Belfountain Conservation Area

The cave is located next to the falls, which you can get a closer look at from the bridge above.

Belfountain Conservation Area

Belfountain is quite a small area, so I continued on to the Bruce Trail side trail Trimble.

Belfountain Conservation Area

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.

Belfountain Conservation Area

About halfway out is another side trail, Crow’s Nest, which does a quick loop above the Forks of the Credit Road.

Belfountain Conservation Area

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.

Belfountain Conservation Area

Where Trimble starts/ends at Belfountain, there is a trail that loops the conservation area itself. It crosses over the river here.

Belfountain Conservation Area

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.

Belfountain Conservation Area

You can continue here along the other side of the pond to complete the loop.

Belfountain Conservation Area

A look over the pond from the other side, just before heading back to the car.

Belfountain Conservation Area

1h 11mins
4.55km
159m elevation gain

Belfountain Conservation Area

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.

Happy trails,
-Mia

About Mia

I'm a weekend warrior, escaping the bustle of Toronto by exploring a new trail in south central Ontario nearly every weekend. Hiking, camping, backpacking, crafting, baking and beer are a few things you'll find here.

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