The Cheltenham Badlands are finally set to reopen this summer after closing back in 2015 to undergo construction.

Much to the dismay of people who travel far and wide to see the natural wonder, the area was fenced off a few years ago, preventing public access. The fence was to protect the site from the damage of visitors traipsing through the area.

Soon after, the Region of Peel announced plans to begin redeveloping the area and its intention to build a viewing platform that would allow visitors to enjoy the Badlands while protecting them at the same time.

On any given weekend during warmer months, the area surrounding the Badlands was lined with cars along the sides of the road. To make the area more safe for the public the region also announced it would build a parking facility to prevent visitors from parking on the shoulder along the narrow road.

The master plan for the area also includes creating a connection to the Bruce Trail, revitalizing of some of the recreational trails in the area, and putting in better protective fencing.

Now the region and the Ontario Heritage Trust are working to finish redevelopment efforts in time for a re-opening in the summer of 2018.

An official opening date has not been announced, but stay tuned to Bramptonist for details as they evolve.

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