The Arboretum spans 165 hectares (408 acres) with 8.2 km of signed trails. Observed at The Arboretum are 38 species of mammals, 188 species of birds, 39 species of butterflies, 18 herptiles (reptiles and amphibians) and 1,700 species of trees and shrubs. Almost every tree and shrub indigenous to southern Ontario is growing at The Arboretum.
A great place for a peaceful and educational walk. I especially like to share this walk with my human friend (on-leash).
Guelph & Wellington County off the beaten path
"Observing wildlife and fishing at Guelph Lake"
Guelph is the biggest city of the Wellington County. Other major cities / towns are: Elora, Erin, Fergus, Mount Forest, Rockwood, which has a conservation park, and Puslinch.
Guelph is home to a University that is known for specialization in life sciences. The city has a distinct Italian presence in town.
The county's geographical area covers 1,025.74 square miles (2,656.65 km2). Wellington County is predominantly rural in nature, though many of its residents commute to Guelph, Kitchener, Brampton, Mississauga, and even Toronto.
"Tubing and Kayaking in Elora Gorge Conserv area"
Elora Gorge Conservation area offers best campgrounds in Southeastern Ontario. Grand River flows through the gorge and attracts lovers of tubing and kayaking.
A Haven Near the City
Guelph is a charming city. Its culture is an interesting contrast between the agrarian interests of the University of Guelph, and the bohemian attitudes of the many artists, writers and performers that call the city home.
My sister lives there, which gives me an excuse to pop by a few times a year.