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Caledon's Guide to Patio Season

The temperatures are rising, we're dusting off the patio furniture in Ontario and we can't think of a better excuse to hit the road and enjoy Caledon's fresh air, views and flavours. Bring your sunnies, SPF and your BFFs to kick off the season on some of Caledon's best patios. We can't wait to welcome you to our neck of the woods!

What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to these incredible Caledon destinations:

Badlands Brewing Company

This on-farm brewery specializes in juicy, fresh IPAs that are released weekly. Their goal: get fresh, flavourful beer to you at its prime. Located on a cattle farm, Badlands' bottle shop and patio are a great spot to spend an afternoon in the country air.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 12pm - 5pm

Location: 13926 Chinguacousy Road, Caledon

Caledon Hills Brewing Company

This family-run spot was the first brewery to establish in Caledon and they haven't slowed down since. Caledon Hills Brewing Company specializes in cold-fermented, German-style beers that you can enjoy in pints at their Palgrave brew pub, outdoor patio or to go.

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 12pm - 8pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm - 9pm and Sunday, 12pm - 4pm.

Location: 17219 Highway 50, Caledon

Downey's Estate Winery

You might recognize this Caledon classic for its massive on-farm display of pumpkins, its acres of u-pick strawberries or the oodles of pick-your-own apple varieties - but did you know that Downey's also produces hard cider? Choose from a variety of flavours like strawberry, raspberry or classic apple.

Hours: Daily 9am - 5pm

Location: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon

GoodLot Farmstead Brewing

This organic hop farm and on-farm brewery is making fresh, hyper-local ales using ingredients from their own farm and others nearby. The result is fun and flavourful seasonal releases that accompany year-round favourites. Visit their beer garden from late May until thanksgiving weekend for a great local experience, and check out their website for events like comedy nights, live music and other community happenings. As a bonus, GoodLot also has a 14-hole disc golf course on-site - bring your discs for a round!

Hours: Thursday & Friday 2pm – 8pm, Saturday 12pm - 8pm and Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Location: 18825 Shaws Creek Road, Caledon

Ray's 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery

This family-owned spot started as a humble bakery, and is now one of Caledon's best-known restaurants. Call ahead to make a reservation and spend an evening or afternoon on their quaint patio in the heart of the historic village of Alton. A selection of local craft beer and cider is available alongside a selection of wines and non-alcholic drinks to keep you quenched while you enjoy a chef-inspired meal.

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 10pm, Closed Sunday and Monday

Location: 1475 Queen Street West, Alton

The Terra Cotta Inn

Grab a table in the riverside garden patio at this local favourite in the hamlet of Terra Cotta. With local beverages on tap and a bistro menu to suit everyone's preferences, the Terra Cotta Inn is the perfect quiet spot to escape for a leisurely lunch or supper with loved ones.

Hours: Thursday - Sunday 12pm - 8pm, Closed Monday - Wednesday

Location: 175 King Street, Terra Cotta

Sonnen Hill Brewing

Caledon's newest brewery is making waves with their crisp, flavourful lagers and intriguing mixed-culture beers. Brewing high-quality beer with modest alcohol content on their 37-acre farmily farm is the focus of this chill, tasty and colourful brand.

Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 12pm - 6pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm - 8pm and Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Location: 20727 Heart Lake Road, Caledon.

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

This artisanal cidery has been owned and operated by fourth generation farmers for over ten years! With on-farm orchards (yes, they offer apple picking and tours), a wood-burning oven and a gourmet farm shop full of fine foods and baked goods, this cidery is the perfect introduction to the tastes of Caledon (and a product of sustainable facility design). Enjoy cider in the gardens or take some home to share!

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10am - 5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am - 9pm

Location: 1137 Boston Mills Road, Caledon

Villa Caledon Inn

A lively favourite located just outside the village of Caledon East - "The Inn", as it's locally-known, has a beautiful new patio with great food and beverage options.

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 8pm

Locations: 16626 Airport Road, Caledon East

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