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Perfect Weekends: Caledon

It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful spot that is so close to the big city lights, but feels so far. Caledon is an area nestled in the rolling hills of Headwaters. It’s basically the space between Brampton and Orangeville; and includes on of our favorite tiny towns: Belfountain.


Home to a myriad of pretty provincial parks, hiking trails and hidden gems — you’re sure to find your next Perfect Weekend in Caledon.

Photo by @vikpiccreative taken at Spirit Tree Cidery

Here’s a few things you won’t want to miss in the area.


1. Sure, Caledon makes a great day-trip destination from Toronto — but you’d be missing out by not staying the night at the Millcroft Inn in the village of Alton. In winter months, cozy up fireside in your room; in summer — enjoy your morning coffee outside by the river. Either way, it’s magic.


2. Ski bunnies will love the slopes at Hockley Valley. When the snow melts, there’s plenty of walking trails on the property — including ones through their sister vineyard: Adamo Estate Winery. We love strolling through the pizza garden in the warmer months before tucking into a wood-fired, Feast On Certified pie.


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3. Make time to explore the orchards at Spirit Tree Estate Cidery. Cider maker Thomas Wilson and his team have created a beautiful food destination. They bake crusty, sourdough breads in their wood fired oven; they make stellar pizzas; and they pour perfect pints of creative, unique ciders reflective of the region. 


4. Get lost in the Forks of The Credit. Known as a hub for hiking, fly-fishing, waterfalls plus cross-country skiing & snowshoeing — it’s easy to spend a day wandering the trails here.


5. For those looking to take home some savoury souveniers from the area, there’s Heatherlea Farm Shoppe. If you have the time, beat the winter blahs with their family-style supper series, featuring local and seasonally-inspired products prepared by our Butcher and Chef Steve Aspinall.


6. For a really good cup of coffee, stop at Higher Ground Coffee in Belfountain. For those biking the area, it’s super cyclist friendly too.


7. Last but certainly not least, head off the beaten track and check out The Church Public Inn in Palgrave. The 1865 dining room is in the former St. Alban’s church and offers up a menu of constantly changing seasonal specialties. Make sure to try the lake fish tacos, if they’re available!


For more perfect Ontario weekends, check out this super delicious list.