Elora & Fergus Is Perfect Weekend Getaway From Ontario

on July 4, 2013


I recently decided to take a weekend getaway and headed up to Wellington county to visit the towns of Fergus and Elora Ontario. They are located 20 minutes north of Guelph.

The region is popularized by the massive gorge and rivers that run through the towns and surrounding areas. The river pictured above is the Grand River which runs 300 kilometres through southwestern Ontario from the highlands of Dufferin County to Port Maitland on Lake Erie. Tubing down this river is a very popular attraction in the summer. Limestone cliffs on both side of the Gorge plummet 22 metres (70 feet) into the Grand River below.

There are many vantage points for the Grand River, as well as many other rivers that flow to and from the Grand River. The spots that we checked out were in Fergus, Ontario, near the centre of town as well as a foot bridge near Wellington Museum between Fergus and Elora.

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