The Alton Grange Association

The Alton Grange Association [AGA] is a non-profit group of community volunteers that has a stewardship responsibility for the Alton Grange property. The AGA manages this 350 acre property in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. It is one of two such arrangements in Ontario.

What is the Grange Property?


This 350-acre tract, adjacent to the town of Alton, is an environmentally significant property where two rivers, Shaw’s Creek and the Credit, flow south and converge. The Alton Grange contains an area of fragile wetlands, considerable areas of natural hardwood and mixed forest, meadows and open flood plain.

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.

With its varied habitats, the Grange is protected as a natural heritage site as it contains provincially significant wetlands and is home to a diverse community of unique plants, animals and fish and is part of a provincially significant cold water fisheries resource

The Alton Grange Association [AGA] is an incorporated non-profit group of community volunteers dedicated to the protection, restoration and enhancement of the Alton Grange property.

The quality of the water in the river and the environment through which it flows are inextricably linked The Alton Grange Association believes that protecting this unique natural resource for future generations also means protecting the river that runs through it.

Trail updates: Please avoid using the sections of trail which are covered with a boardwalk.  These are closed until further notice (updated: Oct 2021).