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Where to go hiking in and around Elora

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Elora Cataract Trailway

The Elora Cataract Trailway is part of the Trans Canada Trail system, offers approximately 47 kilometres of linear greenland to explore and passes through Hillsburgh, Erin, Orton, Belwood, Fergus, Elora and Cataract. Walkers, hikers and cyclists are welcome on all parts of the trail and certain sections are open to equestrians. Check out the trail map to plan out your route in advance. The Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites are a 33-minute drive and 31-minute drive, respectively. The trailway also offers parking at several trailhead locations.

 

Elora Gorge

Hiking, kayaking and inner tubing down the Grand River valley are just a few activities you can enjoy at the Elora Gorge. The gorge boasts 22-metre high limestone cliffs, a 20-metre waterfall and a luscious grouping of Cedar trees. The gorge is open from April to October and its 10 kilometres of trail make it an ideal place for running, geocaching, hiking and walking. Located at 7400 Wellington County Road 21, the conservation area is a four-minute drive and 31-minute walk from the Executive Suites and a five-minute drive and 29-minute walk from the Sandstone Apartments.

 

Fergus & District Community Centre Trail

Drop by the Fergus & District Community Centre Trail for both long and short hikes on its four kilometres of trail. The trail’s design loops around Fergus’ Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, which features washrooms and parking spaces for those who would prefer to drive. Located at 550 Belsyde Avenue East in Fergus, the trail is a 10-minute drive from the Executive Suites and a 12-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments.

 

Belwood Lake Conservation Trail

Consisting of 3.3 kilometres of trail and located near the Elora Cataract Trailway, Belwood Lake Conservation Trail offers a brilliant view of the Grand River Valley. After you’ve finished your hike, cool down in the conservation area’s 12 kilometres of lake water. Located at 8282 Wellington County Road 18 in Fergus, Belwood Lake is a 16-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a 14-minute drive from the Executive Suites.
Start the summer off right by exploring the natural sights and sounds of Elora. Located at 120-122 David Street East and 145 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites offer current and prospective residents rental options that they’re sure to love.

 

 

 

 

 

Date night in Elora

apartments for rent in Elora, activities, local hotspots, winter, Elora Executive Suites, Executive Suites Elora , Executive Suites for Rent in Elora , Elora Executive Suite rentals, Executive Suites in Elora , Executive Suites rentals in Elora , Elora Executive Suites for Rent, Elora Apartments, Apartments Elora, Apartments for Rent in Elora, Elora apartment rentals, Apartments in Elora, Apartment rentals in Elora, Elora Apartments for RentMake time to enjoy a romantic night out with your significant other and leave the busy schedule behind for one evening. If you’re looking for a venue for a first date or a new spot with your partner of many years, Elora has an assortment of winter-appropriate date night options. To make sure residents of the Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites get the most of their night out, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some winter date ideas for Elora.

 

Ice Jam 2015

Riverfest is proud to present Ice Jam 2015, a day-long festival in mid-winter. Located in downtown Elora on the grounds of the historic Elora Mill Inn, the festival will kick off March 7 with award-winning indie rockers The Arkells and their latest album, High Noon. Ice Jam tickets are now on sale, with concert passes selling for $50.00. Passes are free for children 14 and under with a paid guardian. The Shepherd’s Pub located at 8 Mill Street West, The Fergus General Store located at 227 Saint Andrew Street West in Fergus and The Cornerstone located at 1 Wyndham Street North in Guelph also sell tickets to Ice Jam. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the gate for $75.00 (Cash Only). Bundle up in your warmest clothes and head out to the Elora Mill Inn located at 77 Mill Street East, which is a 14-minute walk and three-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a four-minute drive and a 15-minute walk from the Executive Suites.

 

Ice Skating

Grab your skates and your date and visit the Elora & District Community Centre. Get your dose of exercise and enjoy a relaxing afternoon gliding around the rink. Located at 29 David Street, the community centre is a 13-minute walk and three-minute drive from the Executive Suites and one-minute drive and three-minute walk from the Sandstone Apartments.

 

Local Theatre

Experience Elora’s local arts and culture at the Elora Community Theatre. All performances are held at the Fergus Grand Theatre at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Upcoming shows include Singing, Swimming & Seeding, The Dixie Swim Club and Spring Planting. Visitors can enjoy all three plays by purchasing season tickets for $51.00 or $45.00 for seniors. The theatre at 244 Saint Andrew Street West in Fergus is a seven-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a five-minute drive from the Executive Suites.
Get outside your Elora apartment and experience a date night to remember. Located at 120-122 David Street East and 145 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites offer prospective residents a wonderful selection of rental properties.

 

 

Learn something new this winter

apartments for rent in Elora, activities, local hotspots, Elora Apartments, Apartments Elora, Apartments for Rent in Elora, Elora apartment rentals, Apartments in Elora, Apartment rentals in Elora, Elora Apartments for RentIt’s never too late to pick up new skills and passions. Whether you’re interested in challenging your mind, your body or both, there are classes available in Elora that will keep you on your toes. Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some interactive and creative classes that will give residents of the Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites the opportunity to learn something new this winter.

 

Elora Fergus Dance

Discover new styles of dance and movement with the help of Elora Fergus Dance’s friendly instructors. Zumba, yoga, belly dance and ballroom are among the adult classes currently offered at the studio. Enjoy fun, interactive classes that will get you moving and grooving. Located at 75 Melville Street, Elora Centre for the Arts is a two-minute drive and eight-minute walk from the Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites.

 

Drew House Cooking Classes

Drew House proudly presents Elora Gourmet Classes, a series of expertly crafted courses by Roger Dufau. Located at 120 East Mill Street, this enchanting retreat is a one-minute drive and six-minute walk from the Executive Suites and a three-minute drive and eight-minute walk from the Sandstone Apartments. Those attending get to experience two and a half hours of cooking followed by a full buffet-style meal. Admission is $70 per person, including tax and gratuity. Email the Drew House for more information on reservations, rates and dates.

 

Antje’s Pottery & Studio

Showcase your sculpting skills by visiting Antje’s Pottery and Studio in St. Jacobs. For over 20 years, Antje has been teaching both children and adults while expertly working with pottery. Classes are offered four days a week and all students have the opportunity to work on the potter’s wheel. Classes are offered once a week for eight weeks with a $150.00 admission for adults and a $95.00 admission for children. All materials, tools and firing procedures are included in the admission fee. The studio at 4 High Crest Lane West is a 23-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a 25-minute drive from the Executive Suites.

 

Awareness Yoga Studio

Nestled on the picturesque Grand River in Elora, Awareness Yoga Studio offers clients a peaceful setting for meditation and total relaxation. Located at 44 Mill Street West, the studio is a 13-minute walk and three-minute drive from the Elora Apartments. The studio offers classes for all ages and experience levels ranging from beginner to intermediate. Classes include Yoga for Chronic Pain, The Power of Flow, Energy Flow Yoga for Lunch and Awareness Flow Yoga All Levels. Make sure to register early and remember that a 10% discount is applied to a second class registration and a 15% discount on a third class registration.

 

Located at 143 Kertland Street and 120-122 David Street East, Williams and McDaniel’s Executive Suites and Sandstone Apartments offer rental options situated in the charming town of Elora, Ontario.

 

 

 

Date night in Elora

apartments for rent in Elora, dining, local hotspots, Elora Apartments, Apartments Elora, Apartments for Rent in Elora, Elora apartment rentals, Apartments in Elora, Apartment rentals in Elora, Elora Apartments for RentWhether it’s after a busy day at the office or in between school assignments and exams, it is nice to go out and enjoy a relaxing night with your partner.  Keep date night alive and well by making an effort to try out new restaurants or cuisines. You won’t have to look far for your new date night venue in Elora because there are a variety of options to choose from. To ensure residents of the Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites experience a night out to remember, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some restaurants where you can spend an evening enjoying delicious food with great company.

 

Mill Street Bakery & Bistro

Whether you visit Mill Street Bakery & Bistro’s covered patio on the edge of the Grand River in the summer or their indoor dining room where you’ll enjoy a full view of the Grand, this restaurant offers the perfect place to spend a romantic night. Located at 15 E Mill Street, Mill Street Bakery and Bistro is a two-minute drive and 13-minute walk from Sandstone Apartments and a two-minute drive and 12-minute walk from the Executive Suites. Enjoy mouth-watering menu options that include Caesar salad, seafood cobb salad, mushroom pate, baked brie, spicy chicken, Montreal smoked meat, pad thai, meatloaf and salmon. To ensure that your date night goes as smoothly, reserve a table by calling (226) 384-2277, as limited seating is available.

 

Gorge Country Kitchen

For more than 16 years, family-owned and operated Gorge Country Kitchen has been offering diners delicious comfort food in a casual setting.  If you visit Gorge Country in the summer, enjoy your meal on their large outdoor patio. No matter what you’re craving, the restaurant’s extensive menu is sure to satisfy your craving and exceed your expectations. French onion soup, tilapia filet, breaded shrimp, NY steak, chicken melt, fettuccine alfredo, veal parmesan, triple decker sandwiches, garden BLT and chicken cordon bleu are among the dishes you can order. The Elora Apartments are a four-minute drive and 23-minute walk from the restaurant located at 82 Wellington County Road.

 

Cork Restaurant

Serving an assortment of fresh, local ingredients that have been transformed into tantalizing dishes, Cork Restaurant should be your next date night destination. Be sure to prepare your appetite and come hungry so you can enjoy jambalaya, prime striploin, seared scallops, chicken supreme, roasted eggplant and many more. In addition to their delicious menu, customers can listen to live jazz and local artists during dinner. Located at 146 Metcalfe Street, Cork Restaurant is a one-minute drive and nine-minute walk from the Sandstone Apartments and a two-minute drive and 11-minute walk from the Executive Suites.

Harvest Moon Restaurant

Offering friendly service and a home-style charm, Harvest Moon Restaurant is an ideal dining destination. Enjoy delicious dinner options including steak sandwiches, chicken Caesar wraps, crispy chicken sandwiches, bruschetta, chicken spinach, seafood, stir-frys, Greek pita, Greek specialties and pasta all for a reasonable price. You can also enjoy breakfast. Pair your meal with a drink from the bar or from the wine cellar. Located in beautiful St. Jacobs, Ontario at 5 Parkside Drive, the restaurant is a 22-minute drive from Sandstone Apartments and a 24-minute drive from the Executives Suites.

 

Scozia Restaurant

Scozia Restaurant combines culinary flavors from Scotland and Italy to provide you with an unforgettable meal. Steak, salads, pizzas, pasta, crostini and calamari are among the dishes you can order. The toughest decision of the night will be deciding what you should order first. Located at 487 St Andrew Street, Scozia Restaurant is a five-minute drive from the Executive Suites and a seven-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments.

For your upcoming date night explore a new and exciting establishment by making a dinner reservation at one of these charming restaurants. Located at 120-122 David Street East and 143 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites are an ideal rental option for those who are currently interested in renting in the quaint city of Elora.

 

 

Stay warm in these great local cafes

apartments for rent in Elora, local hotspotsKeep yourself warm and cozy this winter by indulging in specialty coffee, tea or new concoctions at a local café in Elora. Cafés offer a relaxing space where you can go to unwind after a long day, catch up with friends or simply sip on a beverage made specifically to your liking. No matter what your reason for visiting a café, once you settle down on some comfy furniture with your piping-hot beverage, a good book or great company, you’ll never want to leave. To give residents insight on hidden gems near their Elora apartments, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched some local cafés that offer coffee for connoisseurs and cuisine that will make your mouth water.

Uptown CAFÉ

Offering a full selection of fine coffees, premium quality teas and exquisite food options, Uptown CAFÉ is a provider of all things delicious and decadent at a reasonable price. Patrons can enjoy an extensive breakfast menu that includes omelettes, breakfast wraps, cinnamon French toast, pancakes, waffles, BLTs and a lot more. If you’re more in the mood for lunch, try Uptown CAFÉ’s quiche, hamburgers, tuna melts, chicken teriyaki, paninis and salads. However, don’t forget to make room for desserts like fruit pies, squares and tarts, which are always baked fresh daily. The café is open throughout the week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Afternoon tea is also available from 2:00 p.m. until closing and hours are subject to extension during the summer months. Located on 140 Metcalfe Street, the Sandstone apartments and Executive Suites are less than a five-minute drive or 15-minute walk away.

Wreckless Eric

Situated in a neighbourhood of artists and boutiques, Wreckless Eric is an eclectic and lively space where you can enjoy some delicious drinks and treats. Come in and enjoy five different brews of organic, fair trade coffee, loose-leaf teas, local beers and a selection of signature cocktails. Chefs make menu items from scratch daily using the best local ingredients and products while sourcing the finest cuts of meat. All of the café’s meat is naturally raised and supplied by Dar’s Country Market in Elora. Satisfy your hunger with New York-style bagels, breakfast burritos, caprese paninis, chicken and avocado sandwiches and a variety of other options. The menu contains an extensive amount of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options for you to enjoy. Located on 90 Metcalfe Street, the café is conveniently located two-minutes away by car from the Sandstone apartments and Executive Suites and 10-minutes away for those who prefer to drive. Make sure you leave room for sweet items like two-bite brownies, peanut butter cookies, double reverse chocolate cookies and pumpkin bitter bites. It’s best to pair these dessert items with a cup of drip coffee, specialty coffees, like salted caramel and pumpkin spice lattes, pour cover coffees and teas.

Van Gali’s Café & Inn & Catering

The next time you’re craving a cup of java or a sweet snack visit Van Gali’s Café located in Fergus, Ontario. This venue offers an unforgettable experience and a menu that is broad enough to satisfy all palates and diets, including vegans, meat-lovers, vegetarians and gluten-free. Enjoy handmade crepes all weekend long and try a new specialty crepe that is revealed every weekend in addition to traditional fare. Many of the breakfasts, mid-afternoon snacks and homemade desserts are made with spelt flour or are gluten-free, so even those with gluten allergies can enjoy them. When it comes to beverages, Van Gali’s is filled with a variety of option from smoothies, lattes, steamers, and cappuccino, as well as Reunion Island Organic Fair Trade Coffee. The region’s local supplier, Waterloo Coffee, is also available. Pick up a coffee card on your next visit and after your seventh coffee purchase, the eighth one is on the house. Located on 180 Saint Andrew Street East, this local gem is only an eight-minute drive from the Executive Suites and a 10-minute drive from the Sandstone apartments.

 

If you’d rather not go to a café, you can simply enjoy the warmth and comfort of your own apartment space. Located on 120-122 David Street East and 143 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Elora apartments offer residents the quality and exceptional service that they deserve.