The Region

The Hills of Headwaters is only a short 45 minute drive from Toronto. Encompassing the communities of Caledon, Erin, Orangeville and Dufferin County, the Hills of Headwaters offers visitors an escape to a simpler place and time.

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We are the Hills of Headwaters, the highest elevation in Southern Ontario. The region is the birthplace of four major river systems, the Nottawasaga, the Credit, the Humber, and the Grand, hence the name—Headwaters! From here, clear, cold springs bubble up from the earth, pick up rain and melting snow and gather into rivers that flow north, east, south and west into the Great Lakes. On their way, our rivers have carved valleys deep and wide that cleave the Niagara Escarpment, creating slopes for skiers, and breathtaking vistas for sightseers.

Of course where you have rivers, you have fish; where you have green forests you have game; where you have meadows and fens you have birds; and you will find all those in abundance. But if you come to the Hills of Headwaters only to explore, ski, fish, hike, watch birds, take pictures, paint or hunt, you’re missing half the fun.

Artists live and work here: sculptors, potters, painters, carvers, writers, musicians, actors, photographers, chefs (If you think food is not an artist’s medium, we have some places where you should dine). Headwaters agriculture helps feed Canadians and brings its cornucopia to farmers’ markets. Our luxurious inns and bed-and-breakfasts welcome travelers with comfort that is much more than a nice chair or warm bed. You will feel right at home. The sights, tastes, and sounds will make your experience a lasting one, filled with fond memories.

On behalf of all the people who look forward to meet you, welcome to the Hills of Headwaters. Stop in. Look around. And enjoy yourself.

Events Calendar

Featured Events

Farmer's Market - SUNDAYS
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Jul 3, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 31, 2011
Aug 7, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
Sep 4, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
Hockley Valley Resort

Orangeville Annual Founders’ Fair
Jul 8 - 9, 2011
Historic Downtown Orangeville

Take A Kid to the Course Week at Meadow Land Golf Club
Jul 4 - 10, 2011
Meadow Land Golf Club

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