Visit Wellington

Exploration and adventure await you in Wellington County. Whether it's to spend a day out with your friends or family, a new experience is waiting for you.

Visitor's Map

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Festivals and Events Guide

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Local Food Map

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 Plan Your Trip


Weekend Escapes

View at Pike Lake

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take some time out in Wellington County. 6 things to get your weekend started…

  1. Stay at one of our charming Bed and Breakfasts
  2. Treasure hunting at the Aberfoyle Antique Market
  3. Love ice cream? Visit Mapleton's Organic Farm
  4. Visit the historic Wellington County Museum and Archives and check out an exhibit
  5. Be entertained at the Drayton Festival Theatre
  6. Pick up fresh local items at our many Farmers' Markets
Festivals and Events

Riverfest Elora photoWellington County is home to over 200 yearly events and attractions. View our Top Ten Must Sees here. A few can be found below:

Summer Activities

Bicycle at Elora Centre for the Arts

Five things to do in the SUMMER in Wellington County:

  1. Fly Fish on the Grand River
  2. Join your friends for a round of golf
  3. Pack up and go camping at a GRCA park
  4. Practice your balance and go Waterskiing!
  5. Canoe on Belwood Lake
Winter activities

Cross Country Skiing in Mapleton

Five things to do in the WINTER in Wellington County:

  1. Snowing? Get out and snowmobile along local snowmobile trails
  2. Love cross-country skiing or snowshoeing? Venture out on the trails at Ignatius Jesuit Centre
  3. Head to the movies at the Norgan Theatre or the Gorge Cinema
  4. Grab your skates and find a place to go Ice Skating. Local areas offer public skating and there are some great outdoor rinks too!
  5. View the exhibits at the Wellington County Museum and Archives

Must Do's in Wellington County

  1. Taste Dandelion Ice Cream at Mapleton's Organic Dairy
  2. Explore the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum and Old 81
  3. Catch a live horse race at Grand River Raceway
  4. View Patriotic Murals in Arthur
  5. Tube down the Grand River
  6. Taste an ABC Burger at the Drayton Chop House
  7. Treasure hunt at Aberfoyle Antique Market
  8. Sample craft beers at Elora Brewing Company
  9. View a live show at the Drayton Festival Theatre
  10. View an exhibit at the Wellington County Museum and Archives
  11. Stroll through Templin Gardens
  12. View the Mill ruins at Rockwood Conservation Area
  13. Tour the lavender fields at Flowers to Fragrance
  14. Swim at the Elora Quarry
  15. Have a Caesar on the patio at the Puslinch Marina Restaurant and watch the professional water skiers
  16. Try your hand at Glass Blowing
  17. Pick up a Local Food Map
  18. Canoe on Belwood Lake
  19. Meet the donkeys at The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
  20. Zipline across the Elora Gorge
  21. Escape the corn maze at Strom's Farm and Bakery
  22. Take a cooking class at La Cucina Di Natalina, Italian Cooking School 
  23. Try out Glamping
  24. Test your green thumb with plants from a Wellington greenhouse.
  25. Enjoy some waterpark fun at Emerald Lake
  26. Sign up for a butchery class at Thatcher Farms


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