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This is one of the province's best-kept secrets (PHOTOS)

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DH Toronto Staff Jun 11, 2019 12:33 pm 795

After the Cheltenham Badlands was fenced off to the public for almost three years, the Caledon gem is open and ready for visitors.

Located just over an hour north of downtown Toronto, this natural wonder features a seven-hectare area of exposed iron-rich Queenston Shale bedrock deposited centuries ago.

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Located in Caledon, the striking landscape of the Cheltenham Badlands is one of Ontario’s geological, natural, and heritage treasures.

The Badlands are a provincially significant Earth Science Area of Natural and Scientific Interest and one of the most recognizable and visited natural heritage landmarks in southern Ontario.

Due to “overuse,” access to the area through the Bruce Trail is no longer possible, and now public access to the grounds is only available at the viewing area at the top of the badlands slope, according to Ontario Trails.

If you have yet to experience this wonder in person, here’s what you’ve been missing out on…

 

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The Cheltenham Badlands are located at 1739 Olde Baseline Road, Inglewood.

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