Caledon is an area north of Brampton and south of Orangeville and comprises the urban centres of Bolton, Caledon East, Caledon Village and Mayfield West, as well as many other smaller communities. There are a number of reasons why living in Caledon is so great, but here are five of the top ones.
Located on the Niagara Escarpment and part of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Caledon is blessed with rolling hillsides, protected conservation areas and basically just unspoiled beauty. Driving into Caledon, you can’t help but gasp at the gorgeous landscapes, which could be yours if you chose to live there. Some of the protected areas in Caledon include:
- · Albion Hills
- · Belfountain
- · Forks of the Credit Provincial Park
- · Terra Cotta
- · Palgrave Forest and Wildlife
One protected area of note is the Cheltenham Badlands, which are a must-see for any resident or visitor, although the area is currently closed off due to risk of damage.
There is so much to do in Caledon, and everyone loves a party. Summer festivals are very much a part of life in Caledon and this summer is no exception. The annual Strawberry Festival always draws a large crowd on Canada Day of every year, with a classic car show, all day strawberry breakfast, vendors and a craft show. Equestrian life is rampant in Caledon, with many festivals to showcase resident’s love of horses. The Belfountain Music Festival happens in August and will showcase some great musical talent in a historical setting, put on by the Belfountain Historical Society.
Maclean’s magazine named Caledon as the safest city in Canada two years in a row. It has since lost that post, but still ranks highly in the safety ratings. Even though Caledon is located in Peel region, the Ontario Provincial Police conduct their policing there. There are nine all-volunteer fire and emergency service stations and three ambulance stations.
Unique things to do
There are a number of things to do in Caledon, but they aren’t your regular list of attractions you’d find in a city. Besides visiting one of the many conservation areas, you could have a tour through the Plant Paradise Country Gardens, where you’ll learn about sustainable gardening in a gorgeous setting. You could also go antiquing at the highly-revered ReUstore. With so many trails, you’ll want to hike every weekend in Caledon, including on the iconic Bruce Trail that runs right through Caledon. Summer will also mean visits to one of the few farmer’s markets in the area.
With 82 restaurants in Caledon, families, couples and friends will always have a spot to go and taste some of the best local offerings around. Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro and Bakery is definitely not to be missed! You’ll want to try the local micro-brew of Caledon Hills, along with the braised short ribs or pan roasted pickerel. Other tasty offerings in Caledon include the sushi restaurant Inaka, The Church Public Inn, Cheeks Homemade Burgers & Good Eats and the Terra Cotta Inn (which also is a gorgeous spot for a wedding celebration).
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