During the last ice age, as the glacier slowly but finally retreated, its southern most edge cut ridges and reformed the earth into what is now known as Caledon. Nestled in a lovely, rural area just north of Toronto, Caledon contains the headwaters of many of southern Ontario’s rivers, with off-shooting creeks and ponds that are host to an awe-inspiring diversity of flora and fauna.
Caledon consists of around 120 kilometres of trails through King, Aurora, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge, Scugog, and travels as far east as Clarington. The Hills of Caledon – as it’s known – has an enchanting character and beauty that has drawn people to establish themselves and their estates there.
But beautiful valleys, hills, and kettle lakes are not all Caledon has to offer. The local shops, restaurants, inns, and recreational clubs are also a big draw.
Home to one of the largest equestrian communities in Southern Ontario, Caledon features some of the country’s leading horse breeding farms, riding schools, boarding stables, coaching and training facilities, and a wide range of equestrian events.
For those who enjoy fishing, The Caledon Mountain Trout Club established in 1901 owns and operates fish hatcheries and pounds for trout fishing by its members. And in the winter, the Caledon Ski Club features 55 acres of skiable terrain, 25 slopes and some of the most favourable snow conditions in Ontario.
With its close proximity to the commercial hub of Toronto, many choose to reside in the rugged beauty of Caledon and take the short commute to the city. It has a style all its own; rural, unspoiled, and yet sophisticated, drawing artists and artisans to call Caledon home.