The Hamlet of Belfountain is nestled along one of Ontario's 50 most scenic drives - Forks of the Credit Road. It is an historic railroad village with a core of century homes & buildings that house both residents and small entrepreneurial businesses. It is a bustling tourist spot within a short distance to some of the most serene properties and spectacular views in Ontario!
Properties right in the Village of Belfountain each have their own unique character as many were built early in the 1900's. Because this was a railroad town, and also because of the steep hills and deep ravines, real estate was more carefully allocated than in the sprawling farming villages to the south of Belfountain. The village gems start around $500,000 with estate properties and farms escalating into the $2-3 million dollar range.
Caledon Mountain Estates, which is on the south side of Belfountain offers a unique, super-natural experience as it is part of the Niagara Escarpment Protection Area. These 2-5 acre properties were approved for development about 35 years ago and most would never have been allowed in today's conservation-conscious environment. The homes that overlook the 1500 foot drop into the Niagara Escarpment offer exceptionally breathtaking views where I have seen eagles gliding - at eye level! It is an experience never to be forgotten!
A birds-eye view of the area would reveal houses propped on top of ledges and at the bottom of valleys on roads that most don't even know exist. It is hard to believe all this is available only one hour from Toronto!
Many of the people who do live in Belfountain, also work here. It is a thriving community that offers locals and guests shopping, eating, entertainment & recreational indulgence.
Belfountain is also home to the Caledon Ski Club; a private club with an awesome lodge. Private homes bordering the Caledon Ski Club carry the chalet theme and, once in awhile, do come up for sale.
The Credit River, The Belfountain Conservation Area and The Bruce Trail bring further natural beauty and recreational opportunities to the area. Fishing is a favourite pastime as is hiking and exploring along one of the many trails.
Belfountain has its own public elementary school that goes up to Grade 6. Grade 7 & 8 classes are held in Caledon Village at Caledon Central Public School and Grades 9-12 are taken at Mayfield Secondary School. Herb Campbell, on King Street near Heart Lake Road, offers Grade 1-8 French Immersion, with high school French Immersion being offered at Humberview Secondary School, in Bolton. School bus services are provided for all school-age children and teenagers.
•· St. Cornelius and Robert F. Hall are the Catholic Schools in Caledon. They are both in Caledon East, which is a very central location for the town.
It' It is a lot to take in and the area is very special. If Belfountain sounds like the type of neighbourhood and area you and your family would like to live in, please call me or contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of this page.
T Salamander Festival is Belfountain's Community Day. The day celebrates local musical talent and artists; scrumptious local food and, as usual, lots of fun & games. Village businesses are open and welcoming during the festival.
Businesses within the Village of Belfountain:
Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlour - at the entrance to The Belfountain Conservation area
The Belfountain Inn - Casual Fine Dining.
Higher Ground Coffee Company - Specialty coffees & teas with light snack foods.
Recreation in the immediate area:
- Belfountain Conservation Area - Hiking trails, picnic spots, views, waterfalls, birdwatching.....
- Trans Canada Trail - hiking, cycliing, horseback riding...
- Caledon Ski Club - private club
- Caledon Riding & Hunt Club
- Belfountain Tennis Club
- The Bruce Trail
The Belfountain Elementary School houses the Public Library.
True to the area's unique character, Belfountain School operates under an Eco-Focus umbrella. Eco-Focus is engagement learning where students will learn to apply their knowledge and skills to meet environmental challenges. The Belfountain School is also developing a natural playground that will encourage and foster harmony with the environment.