Sunday, 30 June 2013

Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls Conservation Area, Dundas, ON

Since Borer's Falls is so close to Spencer Gorge and Webster's Falls, Gord and I drove over after our hike.

Thousands of people have come to enjoy the waterfalls and surrounding lands the Websters purchased in 1819. Family gravestones can be viewed just north of the Webster’s Falls parking lot. From the lookout near the falls, you will notice a cobblestone bridge crossing Spencer Creek. Built in 1936 and restored by Greensville Optimists in 2000, it draws visitors from all over to view its unique and lasting structure. 

The landscaped park around Webster’s Falls was bequeathed by the Knowles family to the Town of Dundas, then transferred to HCA in 2000. The park was designed as an English country landscape with low stone walls aligning the creek, an arched cobblestone bridge and viewing platform.


The conservation area was busy with people walking around, looking at Webster's Falls and picnicking.


Here is Webster Falls ... it is 30 metres (98 ft) high.


I followed this path and ended up back in the parking lot again.


We saw this limo pull up with a wedding party ... they walked down to the park area to take pictures.


We walked to the other side of Webster Falls.


This is the top of Webster Falls.


We wanted to walk down to the bottom of Webster Falls but they have the staircase closed off so you can only enjoy them from the top.


Here is the closed off trail to the bottom of the falls.


They even had a security guard guarding the steps.


So we took pictures from the top.

A rainbow!
We walked around the park for a while.


Such a nice place to spend some time!

2 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

How gorgeous!

Katharine Yu said...

Oh that looks like a neat place to visit. I'll have to keep it in mind. Happy Canada Day!