Cheltenham Badlands Will Reopen September 22nd
Caledon’s Cheltenham Badlands will reopen September 22nd just in time for everyone to enjoy the fall colours that will soon surround the this unique landscape. Visitors will be able to park in the 33 space parking lot and enjoy their beauty from the viewing platform “accessible boardwalk” and trails.
The Cheltenham Badlands have been closed for over 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 erected beautifully made 60 mitre wood viewing platform ‘accessible boardwalk’ will keep visitors off of the badlands and enjoy them from a distance to help preserve them.
The newly made 33 space parking lot will help in keeping everyone safe and off the road. The speed limit will remain at 40km in the area.
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