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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  • A hidden gem in Southwestern Ontario! Great for hiking and camping. A total ban on alcohol is greatly appreciated. It can be a dangerous place, if one doesn't adhere to the GRCA rules and guidelines. ...  more »
  • Enjoyed the walk . Interesting place. Nature , gorge and river. Love it. Watched people doing very risky activity.  more »
  • If your looking for a nice day outside. Elora Gorge is a great place to visit. The town has a lot of history to read up on along with great pubs and eating establishments. Great destination for a moto...  more »
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  • Lovely place close to the city. You could actually head from Elora through the trail by the dam into the park (local secret). Even that part is lovely to walk and wade in the water. There is tubing but get there early as it is very popular on sunny summer days. Campsites are very close and allow for very little privacy but great for children. Great day event for walking.
  • I love it here! The quarry is perfect for swimming in and there are beautiful trails all thought the area! Its perfect for a picnic family day! There are bears and wolves, so its good to have mace on hand for protection! But, its a beautiful park!
  • After realizing that the Provincial and National Parks were all full, we decided to try a park that was closer to home. We had a beautiful and private campsite, with the Gorge right behind us. There are so many things to do, including hiking, tubing, swimming, visiting the quaint village of Elora and there's even a play structure and a tiny sports field. By far one of the nicest developed campsites I've ever stayed at.
  • Elora Gorge, I dont know where to start... This is a beautiful piece of land kept beautiful by the staff at the conservation area. This is a spectacular, breathtaking spot. Definitely something to add to your bucket list.
  • It's an awesome place. It had a peaceful and friendly atmosphere. We walked through the rocky river which can be refreshing on a hot day.There were lots of picnic tables around. It also had decent coin showers and decent washrooms, some of the washroom facilities were outhouses avoid these. .
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