Friday, October 23, 2015

Five On Friday - A Day Out in Elora, Ontario

This past weekend we spent a lovely day out in the nearby  town of Elora, Ontario.    The trees were full of autumn colour and the air had a crisp coolness to it.  I was glad I had dressed the kids in mitts and hats as they found out quickly that autumn had truly arrived and there was no warmth left in the breeze.  
Elora is only about an hour from our hometown, but I am ashamed to say we had never been.  It is famous for its glacial gorge cut into the rock millions of years ago and features a beautiful conservation area and a cute little town nearby.  
We planned to spend time in all three areas.  

First of fall, we checked out part of the gorge by entering Victoria Park.  Look that blue sky and those orange leaves!

Down at the water level we took in the sound of the babbling river and watched the colourful leaves float by on the current.

In the distance we could see one of several bridges that link either side of the gorge.   Can you see the art class standing on the bridge sketching the view?

After lots of fresh air and lots of stair-climbing down into the gorge and back up again, we were ready to head back into town to check out the shops and restaurants.  While my daughter and I headed in and out of a variety of antique and gift shops, the boys found lots of nooks and crannies to keep themselves busy. 

Before heading home, we went into a cute little creperie that had been recommended by my husband's parents.  It wasn't a fancy place, but we were told that the food was well worth the drive.
And they were right. 
The crepes were devine!
We watched Jacques, the owner and head crepe-maker, pour and spread the batter onto the hot crepe griddle.  Then he filled each pancake lovingly with all of the fillings we requested.
Absolutely amazing.  In fact, my youngest loved the experience so much that he has requested we have his birthday party there in December! 

We've already made plans to visit Elora again as the festive season approaches.  We'd love to see the historic streets done up for the holidays.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!   We have plans to visit a pumpkin patch and get some Hallowe'en decorating done. 
More photos to share next week?  You bet!!
Sharing with Amy's Five on Friday link up party.


  1. I love, love, LOVE that photo of Afton, it's beautiful. And that photo of the bridge, it looks like a painting, the colours are just glorious.
    Love Gem x x x

  2. What a beautiful place to visit, I too would love to see it all dressed for the holidays. My mouth was watering looking at those amazing crepes. Take care.

  3. Beautiful photos of a wonderful place, you'll have to go back more often! :-)

  4. Looks just like the kind of place I love to visit. Lovely pics, Bronwyn, thank you. x

  5. That looks a fab place, such beautiful photos and fantastic colours :) #fiveonfriday

  6. Fabulous place to visit! It looks really beautiful, and the colours of the tress are fabulous aren't they. I hope that you enjoy the return birthday party visit just as much! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

  7. What a perfect place to visit in the fall! Your photos were gorgeous! And at the Christmas season...oh, I can see it being a wonderland! How awesome that your son loved the creperie so much he ants his party there!

  8. Oh that sounds so absolutely perfect. Love the architecture of the bridge too. Not surprised he want his birthday there, crepes, yummy

  9. Such beautiful photos of Fall goodness Bronwyn!! Now I'm hungry for a crepe. Lol ;) Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings for a beautiful weekend dear Gal. xo

  10. It looks gorgeous! I love the photo of the bridge.
    Leanne xx


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