I had heard rumours, seen pictures floating around Facebook of a strange, bizarre place in Southern Ontario that looked straight out of an old country western movie: crumbling, rolling red hills, windswept and barren; a slice of Arizona right here in our own backyard.
For years I had it in my head that this geologic spectacle was called ‘The Scarborough Badlands’ and thus located in Scarborough: why I thought this is beyond me? As it turns out, it’s nowhere near Scarborough.
Scarborough Cheltenham Badlands are actually hidden in the hills of Caledon Ontario, just a 45-minute drive west of Toronto, right along the Niagara Escarpment.
Go check out this place! It’s a quick and easy weekend road trip, well worth the travel time if you live in Toronto; especially if you love love the desert (as we do). We spent about an hour here, snapping pictures, exploring the trails, and just hanging out.