The Cheltenham Badlands finally reopens to public this month (PHOTOS)

Sep 11 2018, 1:49 pm

The Cheltenham Badlands have been fenced off to the public for almost three years, but visitors will finally be able to visit the popular site.

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Since 2015, visitors of this Caledon gem, which features a seven-hectare area of exposed iron-rich Queenston Shale bedrock deposited centuries ago, may have noticed that all routes leading into the badlands were closed.

For the past two years, visitors have only been able to view the grounds from a viewing area at the top of the badlands slope, as direct access to the grounds had been closed due to “overuse.”

But now, the Cheltenham Badlands confirmed it will be reopening to the public later this month.

Located in Caledon, the striking landscape of the Cheltenham Badlands is one of Ontario’s geological, natural, and heritage treasures. The Badlands, officially reopening on September 22, 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.

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

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