Days Out Ontario
Caledon boasts many attractive villages, but it is rare to find such high calibre dining, accommodation, eating, and art attractions in one location, as you do in Alton. Overlooking Shaw Creek, the 23,000 square-foot Alton Arts Centre includes the studios of 30 artists, including painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, and weavers. There is a café, a handcrafted jewelry shop, and an excellent gift shop featuring artists from across the province as well as an amazing private shop, the Barlett Gallery. The three-storey Alton Mill is a work of art in itself, a sturdy limestone exterior sheltering an interior that balances the rustic charm of original wood flooring and salvaged materials with modern lighting and display spaces.

If you’re looking for a coffee pick-me-up or afternoon snack, the new Fieldstones Coffee and Tea Lounge in a renovated Alton church is just the ticket. Ray’s Third Generation Bistro Bakery ’s modest storefront hides a great bakery and a great restaurant. Try the egg-dipped Reuben on a nine-grain bun, veal meatballs stuffed with Bononcini cheese with marina, or the grilled lamb burger with red currant jelly.

Experience a refreshing blend of rural serenity and creature comforts on Millcroft Inn and Spa’s 100 acres, and the sophisticated hospitality offered in its amazing dining room, spa, and suites.
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