Hamilton is known to have over 100 waterfalls, here are five you have to visit; Webster Falls, Tew Falls, Devil's Punchbowl, Albion Falls and Sherman Falls.
One of the most famous waterfalls in the Dundas area, the curtain waterfall flows over tiered rock formations with beautiful panoramas. For the best view, visit during fall when the leaves start changing. To get to Webster Falls, park at Christie Lake Conservation Area and take the free shuttle (parking is $10 per vehicle PLUS $5 per passenger).
After visiting Webster Falls, the tallest ribbon waterfall in Hamilton is just minutes away. At the height of 41 metres, Tew Falls is at the beginning of a hike towards the Dundas Peak, famed for its beautiful valley views. Pay for parking once at Christie Lake Conservation Area for Webster Falls and take the same shuttle to visit Tew Falls.
East of Hamilton is the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area with an upper and lower fall. Known for its unique rock formations and plunging depths, you do not want to miss this waterfall. A bonus at the observation deck is seeing the Toronto skyline. To visit the waterfall, park in the conservation’s parking lot just off Ridge Road for $5 a day.
The water trickles and falls into natural rock steps and shelves at one of Hamilton’s most popular waterfall. Albion Falls has two observation decks that visitors can use to view the waterfall. The fastest and closest way to get to the waterfall is to park at the Mountain brow Boulevard parking lot.
Another ribbon waterfall located in the woods, it is also known as the Fairy or Angel Falls. The streams of water rush down from Ancaster Creek. There is limited parking on a lot off of Artaban Road for $5 a day. From the lot, head back down Artaban Road, turn left on Lions Club Road and just before Old Dundas Road, turn right on the Bruce Trail. Or visit Tiffany Falls first then take a 20-minute hike to Sherman Falls on the Bruce Trail (from the Wilson Street East lot).
Written by Candy Chou