Town of Palgrave
One of the Town of Caledon’s captivating communities
If you have seen the Disney Movie “The Incredible Journey” filmed in 1963, you have Forming one of Ontario’s most beautiful areas, the Palgrave Moraine merges with the breathtaking Oak Ridges Moraine, creating a gorgeous backdrop for life in the Town of Caledon. Palgrave is known for a variety of distinctions, including the fact that iconic Canadian author Farley Mowat lived for years in a hut he built in the local wilderness and wrote 10 of his books there. Another famous Canadian, artist David B. Milne, was a Palgrave resident from 1929 to 1932. His works entitled “Kitchen Chimney” features a view of the local Elm Tree Hotel and is included in the National Gallery of Canada’s collection.
Outdoor activities abound in Palgrave, which is home to more than 65 parks and the renowned Caledon Equestrian Park. Considered Ontario’s equestrian hub, this remarkable facility will host the Dressage and Jumping equestrian events of the 2015 Pan American Games. In fact, Caledon offers many of Canada’s leading horse-breeding farms, coaching facilities, riding schools, boarding stables, and is part of Headwaters Horse Country!
Outdoor enthusiasts also appreciate Palgrave’s multi-use section of the Caledon Trailway, the re-purposing of the CN railway that was abandoned in 1985. Residents and visitors enjoy hiking and cross-country skiing in the Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area. Playgrounds, picnic areas, splash pads, tennis courts, sports fields, a leash-free dog park and skateboard park are also part of Palgrave’s recreational landscape. Plus, just two km south, the Albion Hills Conservation Area provides ample space for picnicking, camping, hiking, swimming, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.
Shopping in Caledon can include the Bolton and Inglewood Farmers’ Markets and unique opportunities to purchase local art. The Alton Mill Arts Centre is located in a national award-winning heritage building – the perfect showcase for galleries, a heritage museum and shops. Every fall, artists open up their personal studios to the public during the self-guided Caledon Hills Studio Tour.
In other words, Caledon and Palgrave offer something for everyone! To find out more about why the Town of Caledon is a great place to live, visit www.caledon.ca.