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Cheltenham Badlands, Caledon

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Witness thousands of years of geological history at Cheltenham Badlands. While the rock formations reveal the history of the river, magnificent red hills and gullies with green rocks testify to poor farming practices in 1930s. The presence of iron oxide gives the badlands a natural red color, but due to cultivation in the area, groundwater transformed the red into green iron. Years of excessive tourism have damaged the formation. Today, you can't go down the trail, but you can see the strikingly colored rocks from the viewing area, accessible by road and including a parking lot. Bring your camera to capture the Mars-like landscape. A visit to Cheltenham Badlands represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Caledon trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • You can't walk there anymore... but it is still an incredible sight. Red hills. Saddened by the fact that people abused the earth.  more »
  • Perhaps it was my poor map-reading, but the directions from the Tourist Information Centre in Orangeville got us thoroughly lost, and we had to ask for help from the only person around - a Punjabi tru...  more »
  • Cheltenham Badlands is features a spectacular view of clay hills created by erosion from bad farming practices in 1930s. Though the hills have recently been fenced off to avoid damage, it’s worth the ...  more »

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