Forks of the Credit

Please be advised that because of safety concerns effective immediately the viewing platform at the Mill Site is closed to the public. Ontario Parks hopes this closure will be temporary in nature as we explore a solution to the problem. In order to still view the falls you will be required to travel Meadow Trail until it intersects with the Bruce Trail, follow Bruce Trail West until it intersects the Dominian Trail and then go north until it ends at the closure. Be advised you will be required to return the same way.

What You'll Like :

  • Forks of the Credit is on the famous Bruce Trail.
  • Hiking and picnicking are favourite activities.
  • Great spot for fishing.
  • Popular in the winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

General Information

Phone: (705) 435-2498
Size: 282.00 ha
Year established: 1985
Park Classification: Natural Environment
Address:
Earl Rowe Provincial Park P.O. Box 872
Alliston
L9R 1W1

2017 Operating Dates

Legend

Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Forks of the Credit January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Question: Can I spread the ashes of a loved one in provincial parks?
  • Answer:

    Ontario Parks recognizes that the practice of scattering cremated remains is an important part of the religious beliefs of many families. Anyone who wishes to scatter the cremated remains of a loved one can do so in Ontario’s provincial parks on both land and in water.

    Who do I contact?

    It is recommended that you contact the Park Superintendent in advance to arrange a suitable, accessible location within the park. Provincial parks that have a designated site are:

    Forks of the Credit
    Phone: 705.435.0847

    As a reminder, all day-use visitors entering an Ontario provincial park must purchase a permit which allows the vehicle and its occupants to be in the park between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

    What do I need to know?

    • The location where you scattered ashes may not be accessible in the future
    • Natural vegetation (i.e. plants, trees) or natural objects in the park should not be cut, planted or removed
    • Plastic flowers, written notes or physical structures should not remain at the site
    • If necessary, as part of the ceremony, only a small handful of organic material such as leaves and flowers should be scattered
    • Offerings such as coins, clothing or jewellery should not be placed in waterways or left at the site
    • To minimize your environmental impact please stay on designated trails and roadways
    • Respect other park visitors and choose a site away from public swimming areas, docks and boat launches
    • Please recycle plastic bags and wrappers
    • All fruit should be eaten or placed in the garbage

    Environmental Responsibility

    Ontario’s provincial parks are dedicated to the people of Ontario and to visitors, for their inspiration, spiritual, education, health and recreational enjoyment – with the intention that these areas be managed to protect provincially significant natural and cultural features and preserved for future generations.

    Restrictions

    The Funeral Burial and Cremation Services Act prohibits the interment (burial) of human remains, including urns (containing ashes) except in a registered and operating cemetery.