The cold, spring-fed waters of the West Credit River provide ideal habitat and ample angling opportunities for brook and brown trout and other fish. Freshwater springs flow from the steep valley walls that enclose this tranquil oasis. Heavily treed woodlands of cedar, oak, maple and birch are alive with wildlife – songbirds, rabbits, flying squirrels, ruffed grouse and white-tailed deer. Walkways, a beautiful fountain, gardens, historic stonework including a cave and a grinding stone from a gristmill that once stood beside the river add interest to this beautiful site.
Over the years, Belfountain has become a Mecca for photographers and others who enjoy the spectacular colours of the Niagara Escarpment in autumn. Belfountain's beauty is often used to photograph weddings, or as a backdrop for television or magazine features. Close to the picturesque village of Belfountain, this 8 ha site once belonged to Charles Mack, inventor of the cushion-back rubber stamp. Mack and his wife Addie purchased the property in 1908, where he developed his version of a miniature Niagara Falls and Yellowstone Cave. Mr. Mack had a suspension bridge built downstream from the dam and created a fountain topped with a bell honouring the town. He also added stonewalls, footpaths, Scenic lookouts and a guesthouse. The couple lived in a small house deep in the park. Directions: 10 Credit Street, Belfountain.
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