10 hot Instagram-friendly vistas to visit in Elora and Fergus

Jun 3 2019, 7:07 pm

It’s easy to find yourself with a serious case of wanderlust when you’re scrolling through Instagram. With travel influencers and enthusiasts alike trekking to exotic destinations around the globe to capture mesmerizing shots and captivating candids, it’s no wonder we all feel like we need a vacation.

Instagram may have you daydreaming about being whisked away, but thankfully you don’t have to travel far to snag the perfect selfie. The villages of Elora and Fergus, located just a day trip away from Toronto, have been drawing in those looking to travel somewhere off the beaten path and up their Insta-game.

It takes just one search on Instagram to see stunning photos of the area with the hashtag #EloraFergus. In case you’ve been out of the loop, here’s a look at some of the top spots in Elora and Fergus that are heating up on Instagram.

Templin Gardens

 

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Featuring carved stone archways, parapet walls, and tiered landscaped gardens that lead down to the Grand River, this historic landmark offers an original backdrop for those looking to capture a covetable Instagram shot.

Lover’s Leap

 

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Located outside Victoria Park in Elora, this lookout provides photographers with natural lighting and a stunning view of where the Grand and Irvine Gorges converge. Visit on a sunny day and marvel at the natural beauty of the area.

Elora Mill Hotel and Spa

 

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This spot offers a breathtaking view of the mill overlooking thundering falls. What could be better than that? An iconic landmark, the historic Elora Mill has been nestled at the heart of its community for over 175 years. It’s a must-visit for amateur and professional photographers alike!

The Tall Man

 

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Looking for an incredible photo that will rack up plenty of likes? Check out the Tall Man sculpture titled “Who’s in Charge,” located in downtown Elora. This finger-pointing fixture is one of many notable art features in the village and it’s the perfect addition to your Insta feed.

Elora Gorge

 

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Lovers of the great outdoors (and Instagram), stop by Elora Gorge and prepare to be awe-inspired as you take in the vistas and explore riverside trails that showcase spectacular scenes of natural rapids. Photographers looking for a gorgeous natural area to frame your photo — this is the place for you.

Irvine Street Bridge (David Street Bridge)

 

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Visible from Victoria Park in Elora, David Street Bridge is one of the most popular viewpoints within the city. It’s also one of the most photographed spots from the river below. This engineering masterpiece is surrounded by trees and limestone cliffs, which is why photos of the area are sure to garner attention on Instagram.

The Seven Doors

 

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A photo of this hidden gem is sure to make your followers jealous! Located on Metcalf Street in downtown Elora, the Seven Doors provide a pop of colour and an eclectic feel for a next-level Instagram selfie.

The Wellington County Museum and Archives

 

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This museum and cultural centre is a National Historic Site as it’s housed in a former poorhouse that dates back to 1877. Inside, you can discover stories about the people and places of Wellington County through curated exhibits. The expansive grounds of the museum also offer an impactful backdrop for arts and history buffs to take lust-worthy Instagram pictures.

Elora Quarry

 

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The most popular spot on this list, you ask? Well, it’s most likely the Elora Quarry. If you’re looking to cool off and take plenty of nature-inspired selfies, this is going to be your new favourite place.

From your tube

 

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Get on the water and capture the beauty of Elora and Fergus this season. For adventure-seekers looking to go the extra mile (and have a GoPro at-the-ready), water tubing is available between the two cities throughout the summer months.

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