Ontario Canada’s Elora and the Gorge, a Great Trip for Fall

Ontario Canada’s Elora and the Gorge, a Great Trip for Fall

No matter what time of year you decide to pack up the car and take a #roadtrip, there’s always a place to explore in #Ontario that’s worth the trip. One of those great spots is #Elora. Whether you’re looking for an #active adventure or a serene and charming small town feel, you’ll find both in Elora, definitely one of the most beautiful towns in Ontario.


Elora is a small town only about an hour and a half west of Toronto. And yet, it feels like you’re in another world far away from the big city. It’s loaded with a thriving arts and culture scene, rich history, boutiques and restaurants along the river’s edge.

It’s loaded with a thriving arts and culture scene, rich history, boutiques and restaurants along the river’s edge

Lovely city streets
Lovely city streets
Bridge over the water
Bridge over the water
Great place
Great place

The Elora Mill is Ontario’s only remaining five-story mill. It has gone through a massive renovation over the past few years with the plan being to transform it into an inn and restaurant. Adjacent is Elora’s Tooth of Time, the Islet Rock that divides the powerful waters of the Grand River as they go down the Gorge.

The Elora Mill is Ontario’s only remaining five-story mill

If you’re more of an adventure seeker, then Elora will keep you wanting more time to do more stuff.

For cyclists, hikers and walkers, hit a portion of the Trans-Canada Trail which connects with the 47km long Elora Cataract Trail. The trails take you through some incredible terrain and scenery, including a descent down the gorge and to the river’s shore.

Stay back! Dangerous! 
Stay back! Dangerous! 

The Elora Gorge itself and the activities you can enjoy is arguably the biggest draw to this region. The limestone cliffs are more than 70 feet high and stand tall along the Grand and Irvine Rivers. Here you’ll find everything from kayakers, tubers and swimmers. 

Elora Gorge itself and the activities you can enjoy is arguably the biggest draw to this region

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Kayaking on the Grand River in Ontario

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If you want to get up and see it all from above, there are several hot air balloon as well as zip line companies in the area. If you prefer to stay on the ground, then take your pick as to what activity you want to do.

Happy people everywhere
Happy people everywhere
Playing on the river
Playing on the river
Having fun
Having fun

And then there’s the Elora Quarry, also known as the “old swimming hole”. This is a 2 acre former limestone quarry surrounded by 40 foot cliffs. A stunning backdrop and a really cool place to swim.

A stunning backdrop and a really cool place to swim

Going for a swim is a must!
Going for a swim is a must!
Such a nice place
Such a nice place
Great view
Great view

Beautiful, close to Toronto and plenty to see and do. Elora is a great getaway any time of year.

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