Alton Grange

[Alton Grange Sign]

Date:Sunday April 9
Hike Leader:Howard Gibson
Difficulty:Level 2

Alton Grange is an old park which used to have a side trail of the Bruce Trail running through it to connect to the Grand Valley trail. The Grand Valley Trail ends just north of Alton. The park now is being maintained by the Alton Grange Association. Hopefully, the beavers have not blocked anything.

This is mostly a gentle hike, ideal for getting your legs back in shape for the next few weeks. There is one steep hill where we will stop for lunch, and enjoy the view.

On the way back, we will visit the Alton Mill art gallery. Basically, we leave our packs at the door and spend forty minutes looking at all the art. You can also check out the old power plant in the basement.

Directions there

Parking at the site is limited. We would really appreciate it if you would show up at Yonge and York Mills for carpooling.

Alton is located up Highway 10, near Caledon. Starting from York Mills, and detouring around downtown Brampton...

Google maps sends you up Willoughby Road which is a bit shorter. Main Street and Beechgrove Side Road have better signage.

The hike starts at 11:15.

Level of Difficulty

The terrain is Level 2. There are a couple of hills, including one big one, which happens to be a great lunch spot. Sometimes beavers flood the valley. Otherwise, this is an easy hike.


A good après hike spot is the Belfountain inn, located in Belfountain of all places. Here are the Google directions. Basically, you go south until you hit Forks of the Credit Road, and then you turn right.

The hike leader needs to check to ensure the bridge to it is open.