Caledon Heritage Walking Tours
Take a step back in time and explore our early Euro-Canadian settlements through self-guided Heritage Walking Tours in: Alton, Belfountain, Bolton, Caledon East, Caledon Village, Cheltenham, Inglewood, Mono Mills and Terra Cotta.
The land which forms the Town of Caledon is part of the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. As present residents of and visitors to Caledon, we acknowledge all of the Indigenous people who have walked this land in the past and who walk it today. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on this land, and by doing so, we give respect to our First Nations.
About early Caledon
Early settlements in the townships (which eventually amalgamated to make up the Town of Caledon) developed around water-powered mill sites on the Credit and Humber rivers, and at various crossroads. The arrival of the Toronto Grey & Bruce, Hamilton & Northwestern and Credit Valley railways in the 1870s spurred further settlements at various junctions. Development was also influenced by the area's major landforms, including the Peel Plain, the Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine.
The Walking Tours
While some historic hamlets have disappeared over time, Caledon's present-day communities continue to reflect early settlement patterns. The list below offers self-guided tours in eight historic villages throughout Caledon.
Information courtesy of the Albion Bolton Historical Society and Heritage Caledon committee. Technical, mapping and heritage support courtesy of Town of Caledon.