Town of Caledon Parks & Recreation Dept.
|Social Media||Website: www.caledon.ca/en/live/hikingtrailsandpathways.asp?_mid_=15585|
|Toll Free Phone||1-888-225-3366|
|Address||6311 Old Church Rd|
Caledon, ON L7C 1J6
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|Located In Community||Caledon|
|Description||The Caledon Trailway runs 35 km from Terra Cotta to Palgrave, following the path of an abandoned rail line that once linked Hamilton with Barrie. The trail crosses major natural features including the Humber and Credit Rivers, the Oak Ridges Moraine and Niagara Escarpment. This is a multi-use trail for walking/jogging, cycling, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Trail surface is not maintained in winter. |
The land was purchased in 1989 by the Town of Caledon, and became the first officially-designated portion of the Trans Canada Trail in 1995. In 1996, Caledon East received Canada's first Trans Canada Trail Pavilion, built in a park that also features a pond, wetland and Caledon's Walk of Fame. Along the trail are other Stationlands Parks at Palgrave, Cheltenham and Inglewood. The sites feature gardens, open areas, and seating.
* motorized vehicles are prohibited
* trail surface is mostly crushed limestone.
* trail width is approx. 8 ft.
* trail from Airport Road to Mountainview Road, including the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion Park, is fully accessible. All other parts of the trail have gates at road crossings, with low sections to allow wheel chairs, strollers, etc. to be lifted over.
* Parking for at least 1 or 2 cars is available at most road crossings.
* Larger parking areas are at McLoughlin Rd in Inglewood, Ken Whillans Resource Mgmt Area at the Hwy 10 pedestrian bridge (free for trail users), Town Hall and Community Complex on Old Church Rd. in Caledon East, and at Gore Road.
Google-based printable maps can be found at www.walkandrollpeel.ca along with info and tips on all forms of active transportation. Print maps are available at tourist information sites, Caledon Town Hall and libraries, and by contacting the Town of Caledon by phone (905-584-2272) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Dates||Open all year - no winter maintenance |
Equestrians and cyclists are asked to stay off of the Trailway from Nov. 1 through April 30, to avoid damage to the trail surface during freeze/thaw cycles.
|Primary Contact||Jan Smith-Bull, Special Projects Coordinator; Phone: 905-584-2272 ext 4248; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Contact||Brian Baird, Parks Manager; Phone: 905-584-2272 ext 4209; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Print Material||Map brochure available from Town of Caledon, via Hills of Headwaters Tourism, and in communities along the trail.|
|Service Level||(10) Local Government|
|Subjects||Hiking ; Municipal government ; Recreation|
|Broader Terms||Government ; Outdoor activities ; Recreation ; Recreational activities|