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Terra Cotta

Settled circa 1855

Terra Cotta was originally known as Tucker's Mills, it changed names to Plewes Mills when Simon Plewes took over the mill and again to Salmonville when the post office opened because of the plentiful salmon in the river.

Industry began in the area with brickworks exploiting the local red clay and in 1891 the post office was renamed Terra Cotta.  

The hamlet boasts close proximity to the Terra Cotta Conservation Area, which offers great trails for hiking, bird watching and photography, as well as seasonal outdoor activities and weddings.

Located on the banks of the Credit River on the main street of the hamlet is the Terra Cotta Inn, one of the most spectacular dining locations in Caledon.

Don't miss a visit to the Terra Cotta Country Store.  The store features fashion and accessories, an onsite bakery, coffee, tea and gourmet ice cream and fresh fruit frozen yogurt.

Mile 0 Marker of the Caledon Trailway is on the western edge of the hamlet where Brick Lane meets the trail.  A kiln chimney, visible to the north of the trailway, is the last vestige of the brickworks.

Check out some of the unique historical buildings and learn more about this hamlet's history with a Self-guided Walking Tour.

Visitors may park at the Terra Cotta Community Hall on the west side of High Street.

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Beer and Cider

Badlands Brewing Co.

Badlands Brewing Co. is an on-farm brewery in Caledon, Ontario. Specializing in IPAs, they've also got a deep affinity for farmhouse ales, crispy lagers and mixed fermentation sours. Since day one, they have believed in the same fundamentals: quality and freshness above all else. Visit the bottle shop or heated patio on Saturdays and grab a pint of local.

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Outdoor Adventure

Brampton Flight Centre

The Brampton Flight Centre is owned and operated by the Brampton Flying Club. The BFC is an innovative, thriving, member-owned organization that strives for excellence in the products and services offered. The high quality flight training programs taught by Transport Canada licensed flight instructors have provided pilots the skills and knowledge to enable them to achieve their flying goals.

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Cycling

Caledon is a bike-friendly community. Whether it's a road bike, fat bike or mountain bike, Caledon's roads and trails offer unique cycling experiences.

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Fall Colours

Caledon is a prime destination to view some of the most regal autumn foliage in Ontario. Many of our small hamlets are popular destinations during this season.

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Arts, Culture, Heritage

Heritage Walking Tours

Take a walk through our villages and hamlets and explore the past through one of Caledon's self-guided walking tours.

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Martina Lesar Rug Hooking Studio

Discover the timeless tradition of rug hooking at the Martina Lesar Hooked Rug Studio located in the hills of Caledon, Ontario in Canada. The studio offers an exceptional selection of rug hooking wool fabric, patterns, supplies, as well as rug hooking classes, and their collections of exclusive wool fabric, yarns and unique fibers continues to expand. They offer an excellent variety for fiber artists working in rug hooking, needle punch, quilting and other textile arts.

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Peartree Bed and Breakfast

Audrey and Juergen Partridge wish to welcome you to their home. We look forward to your visit and hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful natural recreational resources available here in the Town of Caledon during your stay. Our suite is available weekends or weekdays, and rates can be adjusted based on length and frequency of stay. Peartree Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic village of Terra Cotta just up the street from the Terra Cotta Inn. We are a quick walk to the Caledon Rail Trail and a short hike to the Terra Cotta Conservation Area. Our home overlooks the Credit River where you can enjoy some fishing, and other water related sports. The hills of Caledon are noted for their numerous outdoor recreational activities. There are 4 golf courses within 20 minutes of our location, winter skiing, hiking and biking.

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Red Onion Family Restaurant

Red Onion specializes in serving fresh, mouthwatering food alongside excellent service. Globally-inspired dishes provide guests a feeling of warmth and satisfaction every time.

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Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery is a small, community-focused facility in Caledon. This environmentally-friendly property was a lifelong dream, designed and built with sustainability and practicality in mind. Enjoy a day at Spirit Tree surrounded by apple orchards, warmed by the fire in the central wood-burning oven, and excited by the possibilities that hand-crafted, artisanal cider, decadent baked goods and fine food products present.

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Farm Fresh

Stephanie's Country Greenhouse

As an independent grower, Stephanie's Country Greenhouse takes pride in the flowers they grow, working to ensure that customers are provided with the strongest and healthiest plants possible. Specializing in growing unique planters, baskets and containers with exciting new varieties, Stephanie's also offers a huge selection of annual and perennial bedding plants, herbs and vegetables.

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Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Explore 485 acres in the Niagara Escarpment. The park features a variety of trails that wander through mature forests and past streams and ponds. Don’t forget to visit the wetland. Under the summer sun, enjoy a picnic and discover outdoor fun with your family and friends. In winter plan a trip to cross-country ski and snowshoe on groomed trails or skate on a frozen pond. Don’t be surprised if you see white-tailed deer bounding in the woods or hear the sounds of pileated woodpeckers in the trees.

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Cycling

Terra Cotta Country Store

Terra Cotta Country Store is located in the scenic village of Terra Cotta on the banks of the Credit River and has become a retail destination in Caledon. For more than 20 seasons, owners Bob and Judy have enjoyed serving customers in this idyllic country setting. Join them on spring, summer and fall weekends and experience life in the country.

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Event Venues

Terra Cotta Inn Restaurant

For today. For a night to remember. For family gatherings. For romance. The Terra Cotta Inn and Restaurant is the perfect setting for turning any day into something special, from a dreamy afternoon getaway, to an evening to remember. Surrounded by the compelling beauty of the seasons, year round.

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The Great War Flying Museum (GWFM)

The GWFM was founded in 1970 by a group of Brampton Flying Club members. All of the founders were pilots, mostly private but several airline pilots as well. Besides being pilots all absolutely loved aeroplanes and WW1 aeroplanes in particular. The GWFM opens on the Victoria Day long weekend in May and closes in mid Sept. following the grand annual Fly-in and air display. Everyone is welcome, weekends and holidays throughout our season. Bring your cameras, children and grandparents.

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Trails

Caledon offers some of the best trail experiences within the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Enjoy the beautiful outdoors on Caledon's vast network of trails.