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Fall for Caledon's Driving Routes and Insider Tips

We’d argue that the drive through (and to) Caledon is breathtaking all year round, but there’s nothing quite like electric fall colours and winding roads to get you feeling the coziness of sweater weather. We’ve curated two beautiful and fun driving routes for you to explore while you’re here, so what are you waiting for? Caledon’s galleries, parks, restaurants and farms are calling – recruit your sweetheart, your besties or your family and hit the road to Fall for Caledon with us.

Here are our insider tips for making this your best trip ever:

Plan ahead. The secret is out on Caledon as the GTA’s favourite fall destination and that means that a lot of our conservation areas, parks and trails are feeling the love (and the crunch). Thinking of visiting Belfountain Conservation Area, the Cheltenham Badlands and Forks of the Credit Park? These three favourites all require advance reservations so be sure to check out their websites to plan ahead. Looking for the next hidden gem in Caledon? We’re falling hard for Albion Hills Conservation Area, Palgrave Forest and Glen Haffy Conservation Area this year. Discover fishing spots, kilometers of hiking and mountain biking trails and picnic locations  at these picture-perfect Caledon parks.

Come hungry. There is no shortage of drool-worthy dining spots to visit in Caledon, so we recommend planning your trip around lunch, dinner or both! Bakeries, pubs, restaurants, beer gardens and farm shops all offer different tastes of Caledon whether you want to dine in or pack a post-hike picnic basket. Can’t decide? Click here to consult our Unique Dining List for some suggestions!

Be road safe. Twisty-turning roads and undulating hills make for a memorable day in the country but we want you to be as safe as possible! Fall is a busy time in Caledon so it’s key to keep your eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, wildlife and fellow motorists while enjoying the views. Switch up the driving duties so that each of your travel buddies can take photos and videos safely. Caledon’s roads are well-marked with speed limits and parking restrictions, which means they’re also well-enforced.  Enjoy a ticket and tow-free trip by keeping your eye on road signs.

Off-road exploring. It’s important to remember that a day-trip destination for some is home to others. Many of the beautiful roadside and riverside properties in Caledon are private residences, yards, and farmlands. Avoid crashing someone’s backyard barbecue, porch nap, or crop by staying on designated trails and in parks.

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Fall Colours Driving Routes

 

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