Celebrating the Chinguacousy Badlands

Chinguacousy Badlands

Photo: Chinguacousy Badlands


Joseph Desloges

Natural heritage, MyOntario

Published Date: Feb 17, 2017

The Chinguacousy (“land of the young pines”) Badlands have been visited by hundreds of thousands of Ontarians. This rapidly eroding clay-shale bedrock at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment is a unique natural heritage feature in the province. As a designated Area of Natural and Scientific Interest, and as a landscape featured in hundreds of promotional campaigns (most recently in the Ontario “Where Am I” campaign), it is well worth celebrating in 2017!