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Belwood Lake Park Trails


There are 3.3 km of trails within the conservation area and the 42 km Elora-Cataract Trailway runs through the conservation area. Belwood Lake was created in 1942 with the construction of the Shand Dam, the first dam in Canada built solely for water control purposes.

Conservation area visitors can stand on the top deck of the dam and see the vista of the Grand River valley below. A stairway along the face of the dam allows visitors to walk down to its base. The flow from the dam is used to generate hydroelectricity. The 12 km-long lake (7.5 miles) offers excellent boating, fishing and water-skiing, while a small spring-fed quarry offers an ideal spot for people to cool off on hot summer days.

Directions: Take Highway 6 North into Fergus Turn right at third set of lights in Fergus (Belsyde Street) Follow about 10 minutes. Conservation Area will be on the left. Information provided by the Grand River Conservation website at: https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Belwood-Lake.aspx


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