A Summer Day in Elora

A few weeks ago I took a day trip to Elora, Ontario. I’ve been there in the past to explore the town and all its cute shops, but never to it’s conservation area, The Elora Gorge.

I have to start off by saying none of my photos do this place justice. I took so many, and when I look back at them I don’t feel the same energy I felt when I was standing there in person. But I still want to share this beautiful place with you.

The conservation area has many hiking trails that overlook the gorge. I spent the majority of my time walking around on my own, taking it all in.

I found old trees that seem to belong to The Forbidden Forest.

Unexpected caves in the middle of the hiking trail. I walked right by them the first time without even seeing them!

A bridge with a great view of the gorge.

And a secluded nook for swimming. My friends found this one.

I met up with my friends while they swam. I only dipped my toes in. Although I do recommend swimming because the water felt so refreshing and you get better views of the gorge from in the water.

All of the shops were closed by the time we got into town, but we had made a reservation earlier for The Metcalfe. So we made our way there for a late dinner.

The Metcalfe specializes in house made burgers that range from classic to vegetarian, and they also have a range of sandwiches and sides. We were all pretty tired and didn’t have much of an appetite, so we each got sweet potato fries and a garden salad. If you ever decide to visit The Metcalfe I highly recommend the sweet potato fries. I couldn’t stop eating them!

The patio is beautiful at night, and has great views of the town.

I love the town of Elora, and I’m sure I’ll be back soon to check out the shops! There is also a hotel overlooking the Gorge called The Elora Mill. The hotel has a restaurant and spa that both look incredible, and as soon as I saw them I added them to my bucket list.

For more information on the Elora Gorge, visit their website. The gorge also has many other activities such as camping, kayaking, tubing, zip lining and more, so there is something for everyone.

I hope you enjoyed this mini tour of Elora! Be safe, wear a mask, and take care!
Kelly

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9 thoughts on “A Summer Day in Elora

  1. Such an awesome place. Those roots are incredible – the trees must have been there forever. It is so refreshing to read your post and see others are able to go outdoors safely and still go around.

        1. Yes for sure. I’m lucky that I live in a village at this time, and not in a big city! Hope you have access to lots nature as well.

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