West Credit River Heritage Walking Tour

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

Just for a moment, imagine living here in the West Credit River Valley years before we had central heating or grocery stores where we could get our food. We might have depended on the river for fish, and would have relied on the river for powering numerous saw and grist mills. The river, in its beauty, would attract artists and fly fishers alike, and people would settle near its shores to take advantage of both its beauty and its resources.

If you’d like to understand a bit more about the past and present history of this gracious region, take a stroll on the banks of the river. The Belfountain Heritage Society presents West Credit River Heritage Tour. You are invited to explore and experience a last-remaining wilderness in Peel Region’s Caledon, as you learn about the area’s history, nature and more. Did you know several members of the Group of Seven painted in the Credit Valley? We will have some of their locally painted images for you to see!

For one Autumn weekend only – October 15 & 16 – we are offering a unique opportunity for you take a forested and river’s edge walk back in time, exploring the river and its wonders. In a secret spot along the river, we’ve created a 1-hour heritage walk with interpretation stations that will showcase some of these wonders.

This tour is graciously hosted on private property on the West Credit River in Belfountain, and it can only be attended at your reserved starting time, with Covid protocols in place. You, your family and friends – please take that stroll with us!

Combine it with a visit to the picturesque Hamlet of Belfountain, and the famous Fall Colours scenic drive along the Forks of the Credit Road in this UNESCO Biosphere Niagara Escarpment country!

The opportunity is by appointment. Exact location will be revealed in your confirmation email once your ticket is purchased. Tour meeting point and parking information will be sent to you upon booking.

Admission is $20 per person, children under 12 years free.

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**** Funds raised to support continuing outreach from the Belfountain Heritage Society and the Coalition for the West Credit River’s ongoing work and advocacy to protect this rare cold-water ecosystem.****

Questions – or call 519-316-0060

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