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From Here to Mars: The Cheltenham Badlands

Finding a UFO circling over the Cheltenham Badlands would almost seem fitting. Though it’s only an hour from downtown Mississauga, this 50-acre geological phenomenon could be a set straight out of Star Trek. Gullies and hummocks of red Queenston shale and striking bands of green iron oxide make this unique natural site great for photos. To take in this rare formation, drive north on Mississauga Road to Olde Base Line Road and travel eastbound. While you’re there, you can explore the adjacent Russell Cooper Trail and connecting Bruce Trail, too.

For more natural pursuits in Mississauga, see Outdoor Fun in Mississauga.—Linda Lee

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