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Elora

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Southwestern Ontario : Elora
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Elora [1] is a small town near Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It is extremely picturesque, being situated along the Grand River and the Elora Gorge. The architecture is very appealing, featuring stonework buildings built by Scottish stonemasons over a century ago. There is a vibrant and creative artistic community thriving in Elora.

Elora Gorge is a beautiful drawcard that attracts sightseers, campers, hikers, kayakers and tubers. The limestone cliffs are 22 metres high and the Grand River exits frantically through the Gorge. It is possible to hike to scenic overlooks next to the Gorge along riverside trails - there are some magnificent views.

Get in

  • Highway 7 - 20 km (12.4 miles) northwest of Guelph

Get around

See

  • Village centre - 1800s style architecture

Do

  • Elora Festival - held every summer, many musical performances; further details at Elora Festival details.
  • Elora Cataract Trailway - Walk or ride the Trailway.
  • Elora Quarry Conservation Area - walk, swim, hike, picnic. An old limestone quarry that has long been a popular swimming area.

Buy

Eat

  • The Elora Mill

Drink

Sleep

  • The Elora Mill - a mill dating to the nineteenth century and Canada's only standing five-story mill. It has 32 guest rooms, with four poster and canopy beds. Ask for a room that overlooks the river and Elora Gorge (Tooth of Time waterfall) views. The Inn has many authentic antiques and handcrafted items and at the same time, has modern conveniences (for example, a jacuzzi).

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