Saturday, April 30, 2011
Today I enjoyed a fun day trip on the Niagara Escarpment. In search of the perfect Waterfall. Yes I know all about the famous and amazing Waterfalls that can be found on the Niagara River. But almost unknown to tourists and locals alike. That many more idealistic and beautiful Water Falls are to be found along the Niagara Escarpment. Also you don't have to deal with the huge crowds and the high costs of visiting Niagara Falls.
For those that do not know. The Niagara Escarpment runs for 800 KM or 500 Miles (in Ontario) from Niagara Falls all the way north to the town of Tobermory.
In February 1990, the Niagara Escarpment was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It is a perfect place to get away from it all. And today was a perfect day to do it. There was not a cloud in the sky, with the temperatures were around 17 Celsius.
My ambition to start looking for waterfalls located on the Niagara Escapement began when I purchased a great guide book, written by Jerry Lawton, with the pictures taken by Mikal Lawton. It was a very good day. Now it is time to take a look, at what I looked at today! Enjoy!
The pictures are; from top to bottom,
1. My inspiration for this adventure, the guide book written by Jerry Lawton
2. The "Bruce Trail" by DeCew Falls
3. DeCew Falls
4. Swayze Falls
5. Marsh Marigolds growing in "Short Hills Provincial Park"
6. Rockaway Falls
7. the trail to the (upper) Balls Falls
8. sign to prevent needless loss of life
9. (upper) Balls Falls
10. 20 Mile Creek (the source for Balls Falls)
11. (lower) Balls Falls