Saturday, 18 July 2009

Webster's Falls



















Webster’s Falls are located at the Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls Conservation Area near Hamilton, Ontario, and one of many falls on the Niagara Escarpment. The Bruce Trail descends by staircase into the gorge where the base can be easily reached. The Bruce Trail continues downstream, and for the next half mile Spencer Creek is one cascade after another.

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13 comments:

Teresa said...

Barbara, thank you so much for this picture of cool water on a scorching hot afternoon. Just what I needed!!

RuneE said...

It must be quite an experience to walk down that gorge, but I also see that there is a bridge at the top of the waterfall. Both places must be ideal for photography.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Barbara, I came by to say thank you very much for commenting on my post on the Curzon Group blog and was totally distracted by your fantastic photo. Wow is a silly word, but it's all that comes to mind. So thank you and wow.
Please keep visiting me on Thursdays on the Curzon Group blog as well as on my own blog - I'm so demanding! The good news is that my publisher have put a review copy of Cut Short in the post to you. I hope you enjoy it. Do let me know! With very best wishes, Leigh

Rajesh said...

The falls is really gorgeous. The top of the falls looks easily accessible. The surroundings are beautiful.

Reader Wil said...

Barbara! Wonderful to see such a great waterfall! We have no falls in our flat country, but I love them.
Thanks for your visit! I am afraid
I don't know the difference between deerhounds and boarhounds. You know more about this all, I think!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

oh so pretty!

Barbara Martin said...

Teresa, I have one of those plug in fountains that sit on a table just to listen to the soothing sound of the water gurgling. That it combination with the photo is perfect bliss.

RuneE, it's a lovely setting in a rural area and park facilities such as picnic tables and washrooms.

Leigh, you need a brief change of pace after all your promotional activities for your book.

Barbara Martin said...

Rajesh, all along the Niagara Escarpment the scenery is fantastic, combined with the odd stream, creek or small river that plunges over, ending up in Lake Ontario or Lake Huron or Georgian Bay.

Wil, the canals in your country have their own beauty, both in summer and winter.

Gary, and, when is your next trip to your neighbour in the north.

Shammickite said...

I was at Websters falls back last Thanksgiving, what a lovely spot. I had no idea that there were so many gorgeous waterfalls in that neighbourhood. There are pics on my blog... but you have to go back to October 2009 to see them.

Barrie said...

Looks so refreshing. Especially after the incredibly hot weekend we've had down here.

bindu said...

wow - gorgeous. Would be so nice to just sit there and watch the water fall.

Barbara Martin said...

Shammickte, welcome. The Niagara Escarpment is full of little treasures over its entire length.

Barrie, I hope you're keeping yourself covered as that will help to prevent heat stroke.

Bindu, for those willing to take the risk there's a spot behind the waterfall that would be perfect to reduce the heat.

Canadian Golfer said...

Webster's Falls is great. Hard to believe that you can get so close to such a big falls. Here are a couple of photos from a recent visit I made this past spring (note the ice still left over from winter): http://www.canadian-travel.ca/places/143/websters-falls-dundashamilton-ontario/