Lonely Planet Writer

Ontario badlands close to prevent further damage

Cheltenham Badlands, Canada.
Cheltenham Badlands, Canada. Image by Joe deSousa

At the end of May, the Cheltenham Badlands an hour’s drive northwest of Toronto will be closed for the development of a conservation plan. The seven-hectare landscape of rocky outcroppings draws thousands of visitors each year, which has caused accelerated erosion to the delicate site. Warnings to visitors have gone unheeded – signs previously posted to warn visitors to keep off the badlands have been stolen or vandalized. A fence will be erected to keep trespassers out of the area. The closure will likely take several years while conservationists construct a long-term for the badlands. Read more: canada.com