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Meadow Side Trail


The rolling landscape and kettle lake in this park are the massive deposits and depressions left behind as glaciers scoured this region. It's the end of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Cutting through the park is the East Credit River, dropping approximately 68 metres (223 feet) from the north to south end of the park. At this point it becomes the Credit River. From the parking lot. Follow the meadow side trail past the kettle lake, to reach the falls, turn right onto the main trail and then follow the Bluff Side Trail. At the falls, the rocks represent the boundary of two geological time periods: the grey sandstone of the whirlpool formation and the red shale of the Queenston Formation. Continue on the main Bruce Trail at the Bluff trail intersection and walk through the river gorge until you reach the Forks of the Credit Road. This trail portion follows an old road allowance. You can take the Brimstone Side Trail back to the parking lot.

With file information from the Bruce Trail, for more information on this and other Bruce trails please purchase the Bruce Trail map and trail guidebook. The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It is 840 km long, with over 440 km of side trails. Every year more than 400,000 visits are made to the Trail as people walk, snowshoe, watch wildlife, take photographs and admire the glorious scenery of the Escarpment. The Bruce Trail was instrumental in the Escarpment being named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1990 - one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada. The Bruce Trail is a member of the Ontario Trails Council through affiliation with Hike Ontario.


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