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A Grand Sight To See

We went on a bike tour of the area and had a nice time looking over the gorge and admiring the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Rick T
Beautiful path

We parked very close to 680 Gartshore Rd. in Fergus where there is a decent sized parking lot and... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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The 47 kilometre (29 mile) Elora Cataract Trailway links the Grand and Credit watersheds and follows the old Canadian Pacific railroad bed. It runs through rolling countryside east of Elora, through the historic community of Fergus and past Belwood...more
Gerrie Road, Elora, Centre Wellington, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-843-2979
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

We went on a bike tour of the area and had a nice time looking over the gorge and admiring the river and dams along the way.

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We parked very close to 680 Gartshore Rd. in Fergus where there is a decent sized parking lot and clean port-a-potty, then rode to Belwood Lake - that was really only 25 minutes each way with a comfortable pace. The trail is clean, flat and...More

1  Thank 0416
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Beautiful for biking and hiking in the summer. Gage your trip as it is a long hike with few places to stop for food or facilities. Unfortunately it is taken over in the winter by snowmobiles and it is noisy and smelly. Some users as...More

2  Thank tiggerfitzpat
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Elora is such a pretty town we decided to drive 1 hr to ride the Elora Cataract Trailway. We parked close to the Vistor Centre in Elora (great washrooms and water bottlefiller) and rode a couple of blocks to the trailhead. The section from Elora...More

1  Thank DCanadian
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I road this trail from end to end and return, It is not too busy, flat and a prettyy good surface. My only complaint about this trail is the signage is very poor at the west end of the trail (Elora). Signs were in many...More

1  Thank SteveC3394
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Living in Elora, we use the trail on a regular basis. Love biking from Elora to Fergus and Elora to Bellwood Lake. Biking the latter we do have to use the road to reconnect to the trail way. Love the stops along the way by...More

Thank terriarora
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve hiked and biked this trail many times and in all types of weather. It is wide with hard-packed gravel and is 47 kms long. So you can make your workout as short or as long as you like it. The trail passes through lots...More

Thank KathleenR_28
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Brilliant trail for outdoor activities, great walking connection between Fergus and Elora, I walk my dog here and use it to cycle to work. Its an old railway line so goes for miles. Brilliant for long distance cycling.

Thank uktotheworld
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a well maintained trail which is well used by walkers and bikes. It is a great place to get some exercise and enjoy some fresh air.

Thank faylynk
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We didn't go all the way (to Belwood/Erin) but just rode between Elora and Fergus. It was a short trip: only about 10-15 minutes each way. It is mostly rural. Apparently the trail gets more picturesque when you leave Fergus and head to Belwood Lake.

1  Thank James B
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Response from uktotheworld | Reviewed this property |
Its not ideal for road bikes as you will be riding on gravel, unless you have cross trail tires on your bike like the continental travel contact you might suffer punctures. If you do have something strong with a Kevlar... More