Come experience the sights, sounds, and history of Elora as we cycle along the Elora Gorge, Elora's historic downtown core, and a myriad of bicycle paths along the Grand River. Look and listen as we discover how the Gorge was created, it's troubled past, and why so many wish to visit it to this day. Learn about Elora's industrious past, from it's toy making to its farm implements, and how they've transformed through the years to now accommodate the tourism industry 1000s visit throughout the summer.
Those who rent bicycles from Elora Rapids will listen to the audio through a bluetooth speaker. Or, come with your own mode of transport and headphones. This tour can be done in a group or individually.
We acknowledge with gratitude the work of Stephen Thorning and Kenneth Hewitt, a local historian and naturalist whose passion for Elora produced most of the information we will share with you today.
The tour commences at 78 James Street in downtown Elora, Ontario.
Places to stop along the way:
Elora Gorge & Victoria Park, Historic Downtown Elora, Wellington County Museum & Archives, Elora's Trestle Bridge
Best time of day:
Anytime during daylight hours when conditions are safe to bike.
Participants must possess proficient bicycle riding abilities on mixed terrain while following the rules of the road as cars, pedestrians, and other bicyclists will be present.