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February 26, 2014

Faucet Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Filed under: Ontario,Waterfalls — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Faucet Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

Faucet Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

To reach Faucet Falls Highway QEW (Niagara) take exit 49 southeast and merge onto King’s Hwy 406.Take the St.David’s Rd West/County Rd-71 exit, merge onto St David’s Rd. and turn left at Merrittville Hwy.Take the 1st right onto Decew Rd. There is a parking lot and it is well signed. View Larger Map

The bottom of the gorge can be very difficult to get to. It either involves a dangerous decent near the falls or a long walk along the trail behind the mill to a point where it is safer to descend, and then making your way back upstream to the base of the falls. Faucet Falls flows from a culvert in the gorge wall between Decew and Lower Decew Falls.


GPS Location: N 43° 6.617′W 79° 15.816′

Warning: It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.

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  1. You capture moving water perfectly great photography!From too..I recognise some of your images!
    Nice to meet a fellow Nature Blog network particiapant.

    Comment by naturegirl — December 28, 2009 @ 12:57 pm

  2. I lived in Ontario (Toronto) for many years and I never made it Faucet Falls. Oh, well. I guess that’s what happens if you don’t step out of your bubble.

    Comment by Canada Travel Guy — December 30, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

  3. Thanks for the kind message.

    Best wishes for the new year.


    Comment by Harold — December 30, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

  4. I was there yesterday (Canada Day). I started calling it Middle Decew Falls. Faucet Falls. Who knew?

    Comment by Daniel — July 2, 2011 @ 9:29 am

  5. Thanks Daniel!! Middle Decew Falls sounds good to me.

    Comment by Harold — July 2, 2011 @ 11:05 am

  6. Thanks Travel Guy, and sorry for the late reply. I missed your comment originally.

    Comment by Harold — July 2, 2011 @ 11:06 am

  7. Actually, it’s not a dangerous descent, if you find the rope tied to a tree along the ravine-rop trail. I used it several times, the last being just two years ago. Got to the bottom in five minutes. Just as easy to get back to the top, too.

    Comment by Frank King — March 11, 2012 @ 10:11 am

  8. You’re probably right Frank. I had my equipment loose (tripod and camera) when I used the rope, so you can imagine it was not easy. If you are going to use the rope be sure you bring a backpack for your equipment. Use at your own risk.

    Comment by Harold — July 10, 2012 @ 10:35 am

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