Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Walk of Life - Hiking the Elora Gorge

One of my 101 in 1001 'bucket list' goals for the next couple of years included hiking the Elora Gorge.  This past weekend we gave it a shot before the heat wave we're experiencing took full effect. In planning our summer vacation time, we wanted to see how well Chris's back would hold up before figuring out which trails to hike in the Catskill Mountains. While the hike didn't feel like much at the time, I must admit my hamstrings have been feeling it for days now, which means maybe it's time to work even more hiking into my workout schedule. 

The kids had a blast exploring, although Jack wasn't a fan of the bugs or 'getting sweaty' but that's nothing proper timing and some decent bug spray can't fix.  The paths are very well groomed and there are a lot of stairs so you don't need to worry too much about the steep inclines.  In the summer months they have a launch spot and rentals for a lazy river for anyone who wants to explore that.  I think we're going to wait until Molly and Jack have passed another swimming level or two before we give that one a go.  The cost was $20 for the four of us, which seemed like a bargain for the views.

Here are some of our best photos from our trip to help inspire some of your hiking, vitamin nature loving wanderlust.

Walking along the water edge

Looking for fossils in the rocks



Checking out the Caves

To look at photos from our 2017 Algonquin hiking click here

To check out my progress on my 101 in 1001 goals click here

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