The Elora Quarry had been a popular swimming spot for many years before it became a conservation area in 1976. Abandoned in the 1930's, the Whitestone Lime Company began in the early 1900's mining the limestone and leaving behind the two acre quarry we see today.
There are no dogs allowed at this conservation area and children must be watched carefully. Sheer cliffs 12 metres (40 feet) enclose the 2 acre water filled quarry. Diving from cliffs is prohibited and there are no life guards.
There is however a wonderful sandy beach, aqua marine water, and washroom facilities. The Elora Quarry is a day use area only. It is open the first Saturday in June until Labour Day. Hours are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on weekends and 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on week days.
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