- To protect, restore and enhance the natural, scenic, educational and cultural value of the Grange Property.
- To promote public
responsibility, understanding, and stewardship through the wise management of the natural resources of the Grange Property.
- To compile and manage natural resource information on the Grange Property.
- To promote partnerships to assist in accomplishing these goals.
- To manage and maintain the Grange Property in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Alton Integrated Resources Management Plan.
- To implement the Integrated Resource Management Plan for the Grange Property in co-operation with the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Who we are
The Alton Grange Association [AGA] is a non-profit group of community volunteers that has a stewardship responsibility for the Alton Grange property.We are dedicated to the protection, restoration and enhancement of the 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 we do
Since 2002, when AGA and MNR signed their “Partnership Agreement”, much has been accomplished. Two bridges have been installed, trails developed and improved, boardwalk built, fencing replaced and trees planted. The Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club has helped us to establish a connecting side trail across the property.
Who can use the trails?
We welcome visitors to the Grange. There are FIVE access points:
- Station Street in Alton.
- Queen Street, east if Alton.
- Porterfield Road.
- Beechgrove Sideroad, 1 km east of Main Street.
- BTA Side rail, intersection of Porterfield and Beechgrove
- Please note: for the safety of visitors and wildlife, motorized vehicles are prohibited and dogs should be leashed.