Caledon Communities Series – Cheltenham
The community of Cheltenham came to be when the first settler, Charles Haines came in 1820. He was born in Cheltenham, England which is how this community in Caledon got its name. It is a little hamlet with lots to see and do such as local restaurants, golfing, relaxation, nature trails and historical sites. Here is a list of popular and unique things to do and see within the community of Cheltenham:
Similar to many communities within Caledon, Cheltenham has a general store. This was built in 1887 and was renovated in August 2008 but ensured that a lot of its unique charm was kept after the renovation. This place is one for local residents and visitors to the area to enjoy and find everything they need in one convenient location. You can enjoy roasted coffee, signature sandwiches, baked treats, ice cream, gift shop, post office, participate in a free book exchange as well as shop for household staples. One of the unique aspects of this general store is that from the café you can enjoy the scenic views of the Credit River.
Spirit Tree Cidery
Tour this local cidery and enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the entire area with gorgeous views. You can enjoy local products and fresh baked goods. Every Friday night you can a wood fire pizza or anything from the ever changing menu of daily salads, soups, hot entrees and quiche. The cider is local and has been made from the trees which have been grown in the surrounding property. This is a great place to enjoy during the day or even relax at night.
Caledon Country Club
This Country Club hosts many events from every day golfing to charity golf tournaments to weddings. There are 18 holes to play with the options to participate in private lessons or junior golf camps throughout the summer.
From Head to Toe Spa
Relax and enjoy a day with a variety of services; massage treatments, manicures and pedicures, skin care treatments, pampering treatments and waxing treatments.
Badlands look like rolling hills and gullies which are a spectacular landscape to see and explore. This is a natural sight which was very popular for many people living within the surrounding communities. Although you can no longer stand on and explore the badlands due to overuse, you can still see the beautiful view. It is a sight to see which is right here in Cheltenham.
The Bruce Trail runs through the Badlands. However, you cannot access the Badlands directly from the Bruce Trail but this trial is one which is picturesque.
Devils Pulpit and the Hoffman Lime Kiln Ruins
The Devils Pulpit is a 35 foot high cliff. The climb is approximately 300 feet but your efforts will be rewarded once you reach the top. With magnificent views of the Valley at the Forks of the Credit. This trial also connects to the Hoffman Lime Kiln. Hoffman Lime Kiln is tucked deep into the forest which is beautiful and historic as it the site of the pinnacle of the early 20th century.
Historic Walking Tours
There are 17 historic places to visit along this walking tour. Take a trip down memory lane into places like Charles Haines Home, Cheltenham United Church, the General Store, Unicorn House and Caledon
Trail way. If you are a history buff, this is something you should do to learn more about the community of Cheltenham and how it came to be what it is today.
Regardless if you like the outdoor scenery, history or some good tasting local food, Cheltenham is the place to visit and explore. With the many different things to see and explore it is the perfect community for the whole family.