Earth Day and Every Day
Caledon is home to three stunning natural land features: the Greenbelt, Niagara Escarpment, and Oak Ridges Moraine.
- Established in 2005, Ontario's Greenbelt is the world's largest greenbelt - farmlands, forests, wetlands, rivers and lakes make up 2 million protected acres in one of North America's fastest-growing regions: the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
- With the highest quality soils, favourable climate conditions and proximity to Canada's largest market, Greenbelt farms and businesses deliver a staggering diversity of local food and drink. Local food, craft beer and cider, agri-food and culinary tourism experiences help to keep rural economies like Caledon's thriving!
- The Niagara Escarpment is a majestic, limestone spine extending 725 kilometres through Ontario. The process that created the Escarpment began more than 400 million years ago when the limestone and sandstone were formed. These geological events are responsible for a myriad of specialized habitats where diverse plants and animals thrive - 72 percent of all Ontario bird species can be found here. Recognized as one of Canada's most significant land formations, the Escarpment was designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 1990.
Oak Ridges Moraine
- The Oak Ridges Moraine is one of the most distinctive landforms in southern Ontario. A ridge of rolling hills, plains, lakes, wetlands, streams and forests, it stretches for 160km from the Niagara Escarpment in Caledon to the headwaters of the Trent River system in Northumberland County. The Moraine was created as glaciers receded and deposited layers of sand and gravel that were separated by clay and till soil. Rain is collected and stored in the Moraine's vast underground layers of sand and gravel. It provides drinking water to more than 250,000 people and feeds the majority of river systems in the Greater Toronto Area.
Whether you want to see new sights, up your bird-watching game, or just spend some quality time with the earth, you can find trails (and the best places to park!) on our trail map.
The flowing yellow fields are starting to pop up around Caledon! Experience the beauty of Caledon Agriculture with your own eyes.
Summer has arrived in full force this year - hot sunny days call for cold refreshments, great friends, live music and incredible eats. Follow along for our guide to fun in the sun this patio season!