You can rappel down a gorge for a beachside dinner this summer

Jun 15 2017, 2:35 am

Imagine whisking yourself down a cliff slowly, with nothing but green scenery and beautiful views as far as the eye can see.

Now imagine getting to the bottom, and having a delicious dinner on a beach.

Luckily, this experience can exit your imagination and enter reality, and it’s all just two hours outside of Toronto.

One Axe Pursuits has created a thrilling rappel and dinner experience in the Elora Gorge. Participants will rappel down a rock cliff, then take in nature while indulging in a delicious dinner on a beach along the Grand River.

And to kick up the excitement a notch, organizers are providing historians in period costumes who will be sharing interesting historic and cultural information about the area.

As per the event organizers:

Enjoy a cultural, culinary and adventurous tour of Elora! Start your evening with a cultural tour of Chalmer’s Church by costumed historians. This 1877 limestone building has been converted into the office and residence. Learn about the history, the renovations and the current ONE AXE business. Steps away from this building is the magnificent gorge where top-notch instructors will help you rappel down 60ft into the gorge. After your adrenaline inducing adventure, enjoy dining along the riverbed ensconced by lights and entertained by historical figures. The menu is uniquely local featuring smoked local fish, chicken roulades, fresh seasonal veggies and salad, Elora bread, Elora pasta (made in front of you by Chef Denis), and finishing with organic lavender and dandelion ice cream topped with local chocolate while being serenaded by famous local cellist, Christopher Sharpe.

This is one place to explore this summer.

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Rappelling and Riverfeast

When: Wednesday, June 28, from 4-8 pm
Where: 24 Henderson St., Elora

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