You won’t have to leave the Greater Toronto Area to experience your next adventure! Caledon is home to over 20 “ghost hamlets” and a geological gem you’re going to want to check out for yourself. Add this charming town, less than a one-hour drive from Toronto, to your must-visit list and let’s dive in.

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A quick visit to Visit Caledon puts you right in the know, stating that “the municipality “consists of urban centres and rural hamlets.”

There are 21 ghost hamlets in Caledon and the surrounding area, aka places that were once home to small communities and were “unable to sustain a large enough population to maintain village status.”

According to the Town of Caledon, many of these communities were built for important facilities at the time like general stores and churches.

The Cheltenham Badlands are another popular stop in Caledon, one of the most recognizable and visited natural heritage landmarks in southern Ontario.

This “geological gem” was first formed at the base of an ancient sea over 450 million years ago!

Visitors can take in the view from an accessible boardwalk, education and interpretive signs and trails.

The Cheltenham Badlands span 36 hectares (91 acres) so there is plenty to explore.

Caledon awaits, Ontario!