Beautiful Viewing Platform at Caledon’s Cheltenham Badlands
Caledon’s Cheltenham Badlands will soon reopen as construction is almost complete with the parking lot, viewing platform “accessible boardwalk” and trail improvement. The exact opening date and further information about the badlands will be released at the public information meeting which will be held on April 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Caledon Community Complex (6215 Old Church Rd.).
The Cheltenham Badlands have been closed for almost 3 years due to traffic congestion, safety, protection of the badlands and the concern by nearby residence.
Located on the Niagara Escarpment in Caledon, on the south side of Olde Base Line Road, between Chinguacousy and Creditview Roads, the Cheltenham Badlands, owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust and managed by the Bruce Trail Conservancy, had been visited by thousands of visitors. They were one of Caledon’s most visited sites as its natural beauty has captured the attention of many. Anyone that has visited this site, prior to May 2015, had enjoyed walking through the badlands not necessarily knowing the damage being caused. On any given day, during the spring, summer or fall months, cars could be seen parked along side the road, right beside the NO PARKING signs, to get a glimpse of natures beautiful creation, causing congestion to the road and danger to themselves and oncoming vehicles as the rolling hills of the road make it hard to see the parked cars and crossing pedestrians. Signs were placed changing the speed limit to 40 km in the area in hope of slowing traffic down.
The newly made over 30 space parking lot will help in keeping everyone safe and off the road. The speed limit will remain at 40km in the area.
A public information meeting will be held on April 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Caledon Community Complex (6215 Old Church Rd.).
Currently there is nowhere to stop to view the badlands so all the photos in this blog were taken from my Jeep as we were driving by.