My husband and I stumbled on this scenic road couple of years ago and we make it a point to go for a drive every year, especially during fall to see the majestic colours.
The Forks is a tree-lined roller coaster of a road that is careened along the Credit River, twisted up hills, and summoned us to drive through its snaking corners. The curves are nicely cambered and the corner radiuses vary from long sweepers to tight switchbacks. And there are some cool, undulating hills where you can get light in the seat. The road is basically a twisting two-lane.
Part of the great appeal is the natural beauty of the river, the short but inspiring ride on the Forks of the Credit road and the small towns that are along the way. Beautiful roads, surrounding forests, historical backdrops, the Credit River and small waterfalls, overall excellent. The road climbs and dips and has a fun hairpin before smoothing out in the village of Belfountain. While the road itself isn't that long, the twists and turns and proximity to the city make it a must ride destination for many urbanite riders.
South of the road itself are the Cheltenham Badlands. Badlands are a geologic formation of soft rock that doesn't grow any vegetation and forms dozens of small rolling hills and valleys. Even if you're not into hiking, you can catch most of the view from the Olde Baseline Road that takes you right by (I have a seperate review for Cheltenham Badlands, if anyone is interested).
Follow Highway 10 north from Brampton, then turn west onto The Forks of the Credit Road and follow its curves west to Belfountain. You can stop for a coffee in Belfountain, then follow Main St. south. (Main St. turns into Mississauga Rd.) From Mississauga Road, turn east onto the Grange Sideroad, which takes you back to Highway 10. But it’s more fun to backtrack and take the Forks of the Credit in reverse!
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