Rockwood is a scenic little town located in Guelph/Eramosa between Acton and Guelph on Highway 7. The Eramosa River runs through the centre of town and is the reason for Rockwood's existence. The river was once used to power several mills as well as limestone mining operations. Limestone was extracted from what is now Rockwood Conservation Area.
The conservation area offers fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing, trails, a nature centre as well as picnic areas. The park has a large sandy beach, caves, glacier bluffs and some of the oldest tree's in Ontario. It also makes a great place for photographs by the Rockwood Woolen Mills ruins in the park.
Aside from the park Rockwood has its own school, several parks, shops and restaurants as well as its own grocery, liquor and hardware store.