Belfountain Conservation Area
|Character:||Scenic Natural Area|
Belfountain Conservation Area
By Credit Valley Conservation
Gateway to the Credit River
Belfountain Conservation Area is situated on the
Niagara Escarpment in the valley of the West Credit
River. The spring-fed waters of this river sustain
coldwater fish such as brook and brown trout,
offering ample angling opportunities. Step on to the
suspension bridge that spans tumbling waterfalls and
take in the view of the river gorge below. Walk along
cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment and watch freshwater
springs flowing down limestone cliffs. As you explore,
listen for the staccato beat of the ruffed grouse and
look for the quick flash of the white-tailed deer. An
historic fountain, cave and grinding stone from a
gristmill that once stood beside the river also add
interest to this beautiful site.
The Trimble Trail
The Trimble Trail is a side trail of the Bruce Trail and is
marked with blue paint blazes. Named in memory of
Roy Trimble, a life-long resident and historian of the
Village of Belfountain, this 1.5 kilometre trail follows
steep slopes of the West Credit River Valley to the
Forks of the Credit. A detailed map of this trail may
be obtained from The Bruce Trail Conservancy.
The "belle" fountain, suspension bridge, and
"Yellowstone Cave," complete with cement stalactites
were built by Charles W. Mack, inventor of the
cushion rubber stamp, and sole owner in 1908. Mack
also added stonewalls, footpaths, scenic lookouts and
Weddings and Photography
Belfountain Conservation Area is a haven for
photographers with its spectacular scenery. This area
is picturesque throughout the seasons and is also
ideal as an outdoor backdrop for small weddings and
ceremonies. Permits are required.
Important Reminders when Visiting
Owners must keep pets leashed and "stoop and
Possession and/or consumption of alcohol is not
permitted within the Conservation Area
Nature trails are challenging and require agility and
footwear with good ankle support
Ontario Fishing Regulations apply to the pond and
river and an Ontario fishing licence is required
Your cooperation and respect will help preserve
the natural beauty of Belfountain Conservation
Belfountain Conservation Area is available for special
events, group picnics, wedding and engagement
photos and wedding ceremonies from May to
September. Bookings will not be accepted in October.
Please call 519-941-6329 or 1-800-367-0890
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information or to reserve.
Spring (April 16 to May 13) Fri, Sat, Sun - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer (May 14 to Sept. 7) Seven days a week -
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fall (Sept. 8 to Oct. 24) Mon to Fri - 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Sun, holidays -
9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Winter Closed from Oct. 25 to the
second last Friday in April
*Please note that special events and hours of operation are subject
to change. Check the CVC website for up-to-date information.
Children (6-12) & Seniors (60+) $2.75
Maximum vehicle (up to 6 people) $20
Maximum bus $105
Charcoal BBQ $25/day
Annual Memberships - Each membership includes savings
coupons and a waterproof map. Purchase online at
Family (up to 6 people) $100
Senior (60+) $45
Engagement photos $150
Wedding photos $250
Wedding ceremonies (including above
photo sessions and up to 100 guests) $800
*Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX accepted
Picnic areas, hiking trails, BBQ rentals, pop machine and restrooms.
*Access to some areas or activities may be restricted during special