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Zipline over the Elora Gorge

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Superman’s got nothing on this high-flying adventure. Just 25 kilometres from Guelph, the Grand River cuts a jagged swath through dramatic limestone cliffs to form the Elora Gorge—and that’s where you’ll clip in and zip along 200 feet of cable high above the water’s surface. Combine your afternoon of ziplining with a morning of rappelling down 64 feet of the layered, rocky face of the Gorge, and you’ve got the makings of an adventure fit for a true superhero. Of course, no hero is complete without a full complement of gear, so safety helmets and harnesses, as well as a comprehensive lesson, are included.

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What’s nearby: If you want to continue your adventuring, grab an inner tube at the Elora Conservation area and take a float down the Grand. Fast-moving rapids combine with more leisurely sections for the perfect balance of thrills and chills. When you get hungry, check out the charming nineteenth-century town of Elora, complete with architecture built from the same limestone that lines the Gorge.

How to get there: Take the 401 to Highway 6 North. Turn right at Woodlawn Road, take a left on Woolwich St./Hwy 6, and then turn left onto County Road 7.

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