Elora Gorge Conservation Area, Elora

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Discover the Canadian wilderness across 145 hectares (360 ac) of raw nature at Elora Gorge Conservation Area. At the nature reserve, find an abundance of campsites, hiking trails, and swimming areas, or engage in a range of activites, such as swimming, kayaking, and tubing. Head to the Grand River, the nature park’s main attraction. Dip your feet into the cold water of the river, which flows through the bottom of the gorge for approximately 2 km (1.2 mi), or head to the Elora Quarry Conservation Area. There, find an old swimming hole surrounded by cliffs up to 12 m (39 ft) tall. To visit Elora Gorge Conservation Area and get the most from your holiday in Elora, create itinerary details personal to you using our Elora trip site .
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  • Tubing season was over, but still fun for a hike and walk along the water. Lots of young families, a pleasant place to spend a Saturday. The Main town is lovely. Look for other trails if you want a ha...  more »
  • We visited this park after October 15th, so officially it was closed but one could still walk there. We liked unique and picturesque views of the river there. Totally worth visiting.  more »
  • We didn't go to Elora to visit the Gorge but we're glad we did. We didn't have to pay as other reviewers have mentioned, we didn't even know until now that there was a visitor centre. We simply follow...  more »
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  • We had a great time here. We were here pretty early in the season (June 9-11) so there were definitely other campers but it wasn't very busy. Unfortunately the tubing wasn't open due to high water levels but we were still able to walk down and play around in the river. Took a 10 minute drive to one of the other many conservation areas around and put the canoe in the water, did some fishing and swimming. Even with the "alcohol ban" we just mixed drinks in the tent and didn't get too obnoxious and didn't have any issue whatsoever. Other people were clearly walking around with solo cups and not being bothered. Not once in the 2 and a half days we were there did a ranger come and bother us. Will definitely be back
  • Grand river unleashes it's ferocious face with unbridled power. Very large park, lots of activities. Authority allowed cars everywhere, that's only downside. We can't preserve nature allows invasion of cars. Is should be open only for walking, hiking and cycling only.
  • My favourite campground! Such a cool community, and lots of great trails. The tubing is an absolute must!
  • It was an average park at best... the was large amounts of people, over parking on the grass, open space on the grass for activities, a splash pad and trail to view the gorge. There are no places to swim (due to land formation), no children parks and limited washrooms.
  • A great place to visit there's a lot of trails where you can walk and make sure you bring your tent ⛺!

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