Experience Elora

Elora was settled in the early 1800s by mainly Scottish pioneers who left their mark on finely crafted limestone houses, many of which remain today. In the 1850s and 60s, Elora's Mill Street enjoyed its heyday as a major agricultural marketplace. The stores on this street sold a range of goods as diverse as anywhere in Canada.

In the 1960s, the first craftspeople and artists took up residence in Elora and the village established itself as a tourist destination. Artisans transformed the century-old buildings into shops and galleries full of character and charm. At the foot of Mill Street stands the Elora Mill, one of the few early Ontario five-storey grist mills still in existence. It now serves as an upscale inn and two restaurants.

During this time, the Elora Gorge Park was also established. The Gorge is one of the most scenic areas in Southern Ontario with its limestone cliffs descending 80 feet into the Grand and Irvine rivers where small caves, rapids, falls and quiet waters beckon visitors.

One visit is all it takes to fall in love with Elora.

More information on Elora at http://www.elora.info