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Information for fishing, hiking, birding, etc... information for maps

What can you experience in Elora?  Please read this:












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What to see and do?

Calendar of events:

Located between Elora and Fergus, our museum is a true gem!

Explore Elora with a guide:  self-guided walking tour

Elora's own independent movie house

Fergus is just a 15 minute drive away:

 Fergus Grand Theatre,%20Parks%20and%20Facilities/Trails.aspx for information on hiking/biking trails

Want to rent a bike?  Helmets and accessories included! for tubing down the Gorge!

Tubing and biking tours now available in Elora!  Check out Elora Rapids, on Geddes Street just a few houses away! 
Click here!

Ziplining?  Rock climbing?  Check out

Punt and raft riding on the Grand River?  And how about taking a River Bug Ride, a 3 hour guided adventure down the Grand!?

Click here for fishing information or try for fly-fishing lessons and tours, etc...
Guided "walk and wade" trips, private lessons, etc... offered by Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop
(be sure to get your fishing license in advance: for high or afternoon tea (reservations preferred) for a tour and wine tastings Sundays at 2:00

Have you ever experienced an escape room adventure or "puzzle room"?

Planning to get married in Elora?

Yoga in a beautiful space, or an organic hair experience?



about 15 minutes away by car: the West Montrose Covered Bridge (c1881)

about 25 minutes away by car:  Guelph

about 20 minutes away by car:  St. Jacobs Village and the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, Flea Market and Outlet Centre, also the "Mennonite Story" multi-media interpretive centre

Winter and Summer tubing! for horseback trail riding, etc...

How about a 2 hour sheep farm tour while licking gelato?  About 45 minutes away, visit All Sorts Acre Farm (please book your tour in advance) to visit a working ostrich farm with meats and other treats for sale




Learning Opportunities and Workshops



Our Elora Centre for the Arts is offering all sorts of evening, 1/2 and full day workshops,  take a look!  Go to and click on "Classes".

The Wellington County Museum and Archives offers workshops on many different skills, please visit


Want to learn how to sculpt a miniature figure?  Artist Kathi Kuti can set up a 2-day workshop for groups of 3 or more, see her website: for a local art class!  See their schedule!

Artist Patrice Baker opens her Silverfish Studios for etched copper jewellery, silver metal clay and windowed journal workshops ranging from 1 to 5 days.  Visit her online:

Quilting workshops are being offered in the beautiful Meerkat Shweshwe loft studio just across the street!  Visit CÚleste's website for her schedule of offerings:

Intrigued by encaustic?  Try an "Art Play Shop" with Supria:

Glass blowing?!  Yes!  Check out the variety of offerings:

You can even tour a glass blowing studio and, on weekends, blow your own glass ornament (with an appointment please) at

Blacksmithing?  David Cross offers the chance for you to wield metal to your will:

Adult Rock Camp? An intensive week of playing and collaborating with musical peers under the guidance of professional working musicians:


Not quite?  There are more options, just click here.




Calendar of Events



Outdoor Concerts at the Museum,  Six Thursday evenings in July and August, starting at 7 pm --

Twilight at Templin (Fergus), outdoor musical event -- Wednesday evenings July and August, 7 - 9 pm --

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 19th - September 1st, 2019




Fergus Classic Car Show -- September 6th, 2019

Eden Mills Writers' Festival -- September 6 - 8th, 2019 

Elmira's 3rd Annual Art in the Park -- September 7th, 2019

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair -- September 14th, 2019

Belwood Lake Car Club Annual Classic Car Show -- September ?, 2019

Royal Medieval Faire, Waterloo -- September 21st, 2019

 Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for September & October 2019 dates:

183rd Fergus Fall Fair -- September 13 - 15th, 2019

Stratford Studio Tour --  is taking a break and will continue in 2020
(about 1 1/2 hour drive from Elora but a beautiful trip and where we used to live!)

Harvest Home Festival, Wellington County Museum and Archives -- September 29th, 2019

Rural Romp:  A Self-Guided Tour of Farms, Markets and Local Food Retailers -- September 28th, 2019

Elora Fergus Studio Tour (2 weekends) -- September 28 - 29th and October 5 - 6th, 2019

Culture Days -- September 27 - 29th, 2019



Elora's Monster Month -- October 1st - 31st, 2019 and

Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for October 2019 dates:

Harvest Fun & Corn Maze at Strom's Farm -- check website for October 2019 dates

**check out Homer Watson House & Gallery for Hallowe'en events**

Elora's Horse and Hound Parade -- October 6th, 2019

Sensational Soup Off -- October 14th, 2019

Haunted Woods Walk -- October 18th, 2019

Guelph Studio Tour -- October 19 - 20th, 2019

Family Hallowe'en Activities at the Museum -- October 20th, 2019

Spirit Walks and Cemetery Walks at the Poor House -- October 1?-1?th, 2?-2?th, 2019

Ennotville Haunted Woods Walk -- Saturday, October 2?th, 2019

Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour -- October 26 - 27th, 2019

Unit 6 Haunted House Zombie Containment Research Facility -- October weekends

Waterloo Central Railway Hallowe'en Rides -- October ?? - ??h, 2019

Giant Used Book Sale (Guelph) -- October 25 - 27th, 2019

Elora's Monster March Parade -- October 19th, 2019

Grand River Bead Society Bead Show & Sale (in Guelph) -- October 2? - 2?st, 2019

KW Central Art Walk -- October 2? - 2?st, 2019

Zombie Invasion, Orton Community Association (close to Marsville) -- October ??th, 2019

Handmade Market -- Sunday, October ??th, 2019





**Always adding more**


The Flying Leap Bed and Breakfast
249 Geddes Street,  Elora, Ontario  N0B 1S0

226-369-0376 or karen[at]


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