The Alton Forest is located adjacent to the Alton. It is owned by the Ministry of Natural Resources and is managed by the Alton Grange Association, a volunteer-based organization.
This 350-acre tract is an environmentally significant property where two rivers, Shaw’s Creek and the Credit, flow south and converge. The Alton Forest is one of the few remaining areas along with the Upper Credit with large, intact riparian wetlands.
When you hike the trails marked throughout the property, you can’t help but notice the diversity of the ecosystems ….huge stands of towering conifers, groves of maples and cedars, meadows, wetlands, several ponds and of course, the two rivers.