Must Do's

Exploration and adventure await you in Wellington County. Whether it's to spend a day out with your friends or family, learn a new skill, treat your taste buds, or simply ponder the wonderful natural landscapes and scenery of Wellington County. No matter how you spend your time here, a new experience is surely waiting for you.

Must Do's in Wellington County:

Plan Your Trip!

Weekend Road Trip 

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take a rural retreat in 

View at Pike Lake Wellington County, stay at one of our charming accommodations. Here some ideas for the perfect weekend getaway: 
  1. Treasure hunt at the Aberfoyle Antique Market
  2. Visit Mapleton's Organic Farm for a sweet treat
  3. Visit the historic Wellington County Museum and Archives and check out an exhibit
  4. Catch a show at the Drayton Festival Theatre
  5. Pick up fresh local goods at one of our Farmers' Markets
Hello Spring!

Fuzzy Duckling Enjoy new the new beginnings of spring in Wellington County. Home to over 

200 yearly events and attractions, well be sure to add a little spring to your step. Here are some of our favorite spring activities: 
  1. Satisfy your sweet tooth and stop by a local farm store, or bakery for some drool worthy butter tarts
  2. Embark on the taste Real Spring Romp and explore local farm and food businesses and all they have to offer!
  3. Pick up some gardening essentials at a local greenhouse to start or  revamp your home garden
  4. It's sap season! Explore the sweet tastes of wellington and tasty maple treats 
Summer Fun In Wellington 

View at Elora Quarry

Cool off, relax, rejuvenate and discover summer in Wellington County  with the vast experiences adventures the region has to offer. Here are some sweeet summertime activities to do 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
  6. Find a local patio for a pint 
  7. Swim at the gorge-ous Elora Quarry 
  8. Grab your hiking boots and walk the Elora Cataract Trail 
Fall In Love With Wellington 

Pumpkins at Stroms farm

Celebrate this colorful season in Wellington! There are lots of events and adventures to celebrate the fall and all its glory!

  1. Pick out your perfect pumpkin from Strom's Farm 
  2. Embark on a guided spirit walk at the Museum and Archives, if you dare...
  3. Do the Monster Mash over to Elora for Monster Month. Find spooky activities all October long followed by a haunted parade. Boo! 
  4. Pick your very own crispy, golden apples for a yummy snack, or bake a pie! 
  5. Visit one of Wellington County's fall fairs for a festive celebration with fun for the whole family 
  6. Meet a farmer and explore where your food comes from. Visit some farm and food businesses at the Fall Rural Romp!
Winter In Wellington

Elora Gorge Winter viewWarm up in Wellington this winter. Experience our cozy and friendly downtowns that transform into wonderful winter wonderlands. Here are some things to do this winter in Wellington County:

  1. Snowing? Go for a snowmobile tour along local snowmobile trails
  2. Venture out on snowshoe or cross country ski at the trails at Ignatius Jesuit Centre
  3. Cozy up and catch a movie at the Norgan Theatre or the Gorge Cinema
  4. Grab your skates! Local areas offer public skating and there are some great outdoor rinks too!
  5. Warm up after skating with some creamy hot chocolate from a local cafe!
  6. Climb to new heights. Ice climb the Elora Gorge, but don't look down!
  7. Get a head start on Christmas shopping. Explore local shops and artisans in the Christmas Gift guide
  8. While you're at it, pick out a Christmas tree!
  9. Awaken your inner child, and go tobogganing 

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