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The Best Places in Caledon to Take Family Photos

My top 3 family photography locations in and around the Town of Caledon.

The Best Places in Caledon to Take Family Photos

Caledon is a beautiful place. We’re lucky to be surrounded by some exceptional hiking trails, parks and conservation areas that make perfect settings for your next family photo session. Here are a few of my favourite spots to take families who want to capture their photos surrounded by nature.

Family of four including two young children posting for a photo in a forest

The Bruce Trail at Duffy's Lane

First up is a section of the Bruce Tail that can be accessed from a parking lot on Duffy’s Lane. The Bruce Trail covers a huge area all the way from Niagara to Tobermory and it passes right through Caledon on it’s way. 

This section of the trail has some beautiful riverside views, open grasslands and marshy woodlands. If you like hiking you’ll love this trail and it offers a great variety for photography options.


Getting There

This is a fairly accessible area to get to. There’s a parking lot on Duffy’s Lane, but keep in mind Duffy’s Lane is a heavily wooded area and it can be quite hilly. If you are looking for something more accessible, keep reading because the next two locations might be better fits.

Nashville Conservation Reserve

Next on my list is a short 2.5km trail loop that’s part of the Nashville Conservation Reserve. Just East of Bolton it can be accessed from Concession 11, south of King Road.

Mouth of trail at Nashville Conservation Reserve in Caledon

I love to take families here and make images next to the old wooden fences along the trail. This trail is also one of my favourite places to take my dog Monty for walks.

Getting Around

The entrance that I like to use for photos at Nashville Conservation Reserve in Caledon lies at the end of Concession 11, south of King Road. I find this spot to be more accessible that Duffy’s Lane. While there are some hills, it’s easier to get around and get some great photos at almost any time of year.

Walking bridge surrounded by trees

Dicks Dam Park

Hilarious name aside, for families looking for a photography option with a bit more of a manicured look, Dick’s Dam park is a great place.

The park is very well maintained by the town and has a beautiful steel bridge that makes a fantastic setting for Family Photos. There is also a small meadow with trails cut through the tall grass. It’s a short walk from the park to Downtown Bolton. If you’re craving some ice cream after the shoot I highly recommend Happy Days!

Getting Around

This photo spot is probably the most accessible of the three spots. To get there, go north on Queen Street (coming out of downtown Bolton) and take a left on Hickman Street, and a quick right on Glasglow into the parking lot.

I’m always out and about in the area, and looking for more inspiration. One thing is for sure, there are so many trails and parks in the area that I don’t think I’ll ever run out of inspiration.

Hopefully this gives you a few good ideas on where you can go to capture some great photos of yourself, and your family in Caledon.

By the way, if you’d like to capture a memorable moment for yourself, or your family please check out my page on family photography, and don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Nick Perry

“Over the last twenty-five years I’ve had the opportunity to photograph some of Canada’s most important moments and people. My unique journey as a photographer has helped me develop a distinct style that I look forward to sharing with you.”

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