THE BADLANDS - BELFOUNTAIN, ON
                Better known as the Cheltenham Badlands
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TOPSIDE SHOTS - No underwater here unfortunately
How to get there from Toronto Area????

- Mississauga Road north out of Mississauga
- Turn right on Old Baseline Road about 10km south of Belfountain
- Site is about 1 km past Creditview Road (about 3km from Mississauga Road)

This drive should take approximately 25-30 minutes from Highway 401 and Mississauga Road

How to get there from Orangeville Area????

- Highway 10 (Hurontario south out of Orangeville
- Turn right on Forks of the Credit Road about 5km south of Caledon
- Follow Forks of the Credit Road into Belfountain and go straight onto Mississauga Road
- Turn left onto Old Baseline Road
- Site is about 1 km past Creditview Road (about 3km from Mississauga Road)

This drive should take approximately 15-20 minutes from Orangeville
Outlandish Landscape
Looking distinctly like Martian topography, the Cheltenam Badlands are a bizarre geographical spectacle that lie hidden in the Caledon Hills.
"Badlands" is a geological term for an area of soft rock devoid of vegetation and soil cover that has become molded over time into softly undulating
hills and gullies. The reddish hue of the Queenston Shale is caused by iron oxide, while narrow greenish bands show where circulating groundwater
has transformed the rock from red to green iron oxide. This distinctive geological phenomena is extremely rare in Ontario, and the Cheltenham
Badlands are one of the best examples in the province.

Space Explorer
After being acquired by the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 2000 the Cheltenham Badlands were placed under the care of the Bruce Trail Association.
As a part of the Bruce Trail, the Badlands are available for those keen to discover what walking on Mars might feel like. The Caledon Bruce Trail Club
offers guided hikes to both members and non-members, and suggested routes can be found on the Toronto Hiking and the Bruce Trail Association
websites.

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