The Cheltenham Badlands recently re-opened to the public with a viewing platform, new trails and a parking lot, and now the popular site has a shuttle bus service.

At the Badlands there’s a new 33-spot parking lot and on-street parking is no longer available. Since it’s such a popular spot, especially during fall, the shuttle bus is the perfect way to visit without worrying about where to park.

The shuttle bus leaves from Terra Cotta Conservation Area which is located a 15-minute drive from the Badlands.he cost is included in the regular admission fee into the conservation area ($6 per adult, $4.75 per senior and $3 per child).

The shuttle bus will run on Saturdays and Sundays from September 22, 2018, to October 28, 2018. Shuttles will run every 20 to 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

The Cheltenham Badlands closed back in June 2015 after the site started suffering deterioration from human activity. The worry was that the soft, red clay hills would erode further and cause permanent damage.

To preserve the area, which attracts people in droves, the site was closed down.

The Ontario Heritage Trust, Region Of Peel has worked over the past three years to retrofit the site to allow for visitors while also maintaining important conservation efforts.

The Badlands area now has a boardwalk, viewing platform and new trails which allow visitors to enjoy the epic hills without traipsing all over the site and causing damage.