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July 13, 2017

Great Falls: Ontario Waterfalls

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

Waterdown Falls, Ontario

This waterfall goes by a number of names including also Waterdown Falls, Grindstone Falls, Grand Falls, Smokey Hollow Falls and Waterdown Falls. Great Falls is probably my least favorite but it seems to be becoming accepted. Grindstone Falls has a nice ring to it but there is a falls by that name north of Thessalon. Personally I like Waterdown Falls.

The Grindstone Creek which flows through Waterdown, Ontario formerly powered a number of foundries and mill, and the resulting smoke gave the area the name Smoky Hollow. The Great Falls over this creek is a very accessible waterfall and a pleasure to visit. You can reach it by going south on Mill St. in Waterdown, from the Highway 5 intersection (Dundas St.) As you go down a hill to the left, you will see the small parking lot on your right.


Waterdown Falls, Ontario Waterdown Falls, Ontario

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. […] Grindstone Cascade is found in the Waterdown area, 15 minutes walk downstream from Great Falls on the Bruce Trail. It is a nice natural setting, especially in the […]

    Pingback by Grindstone Cascade: Ontario Waterfalls | Nature Notes — April 8, 2011 @ 6:03 am

  2. I like the realistic view of the falls, Harold. Nice shots.

    Comment by Mark Neal — October 19, 2012 @ 11:51 am

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