Top 5 things to do at Webster’s Falls

One of the many lookout points

This is a perfect spot for a date! Bring your woman here. This is for all you gentlemen that never know what to do on a date. She will never tire of the epic view of nature and all its surroundings. There is much to explore here and she will be happy she ditched the flats for sneakers. My suggestion to you is to pack a small picnic, park at Webster’s Falls on Harvest Road, pay the fee ($10 for parking, $5/person-cash only) and wander around these grounds.

Here’s what to expect:

  1. When walking up the hill, there are paths to the left and right. Go left. There you will discover Tew’s Falls. The smaller falls out of the two on the premise…that’s right, two!! There are many look out points to admire the spectacular view of the falls and the gorge below. Whip out your camera and take pictures!

  1. This trail is well signed and easy to navigate through. Stay along the trail until the path opens up to a view of Dundas Peak overlooking Dundas and Hamilton, in a way you simply won’t forget. If you’re brave enough, take a photo with your feet dangling off the peak. I couldn’t seem to find that picture maybe next time I visit!
  1. When you decide it’s time to go, double back and find the trail to Webster’s Falls. It may take you 30 to 40 minutes to get there so, enjoy the company you brought and the sounds of the birds chirping. Eventually, you will hear the roar of water crashing down. Stop to view the beauty that is mother nature! I don’t know what it is but, there’s something about waterfalls that absolutely eases my soul.

 

 

  1. After your day thus far I’m sure you’re going to want to eat something. So, go ahead and bring out that picnic you packed and score some serious brownie points doing so. You’re welcome, btw. Tables and shady areas are available here, as well as public bathrooms.

  1. Not too far away is a cobblestone bridge, built in 1938 to replace a bridge in its place from 1905. The original bridge was built in the place of a dam and was used for area mills at the time. It was restored by Greensville Optimists in 2000 and has brought in many visitors to observe it’s unique structure. I wondered why this bridge was made when I first discovered it and with a little research I’m able to pass the information along to you.

 

Stay safe! Hamilton Conservation Authority has closed off any access to the bottom of Webster’s Falls due to safety and environmental health of the area. I do hope you enjoyed reading and I welcome you to follow my journey via Instagram or Facebook. Happy wandering!

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