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Mt. Albion Waterfalls Day Trip

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by Kristin Ravelle (subscribe)
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Published August 8th 2015
Waterfalls of the Niagara Escarpment
The scenic Bruce Trail is a 560 mile public footpath that winds along the Niagara Escarpment, affording spectacular views along the way. In the Hamilton, Ontario, area, you will find the Bruce Trail leads you by many of the areas more than 100 beautiful waterfalls. Mt. Albion waterfalls is about an hour's drive from Toronto.

Bruce Trail Conservancy Interactive Map

My favourite is Mt. Albion falls because it is still non-touristy, is totally free, and even has free parking across the road. Mt. Albion is a 62 foot waterfalls, that cascades down a multitude of thin rocky ledges.

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Mt. Albion Waterfalls in August

You'll need decent foot gear to climb up and down the rough path down to the bottom. The day I visited, I found young children through grandmothers managing the trail without too much trouble.

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The Path Requires Foot Gear!

Be aware that there are no railings, or fences, to guard the trail, and there are some steep drop offs. Despite this, it was very busy with everyone wanting to enjoy the beauty and serenity.

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Lower Mt. Albion Falls

There are several access points where you can clamber out onto the rocky ledges and actually walk out into the middle of the waterfalls! Go slowly as the rock is covered with a thin layer of moss growing just under the water and can be slippery.

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Rock Strata of Mt. Albion Falls

The Niagara Escarpment's rock strata is that of a harder limestone cap, which sits over weaker shale that erodes away faster causing the capstone to collapse.

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Waterfalls, along with beaches, and mountains, give off abundant negative ions. These improve mood, reduce stress, and help depression. Visiting a waterfalls is a great break away from the stresses of modern living, and to get away from the computer!

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The Beauty of Waterfalls

Across the road, you will find a small parking lot and continuation of the walking trail. Parking is free. On the other side of the bridge/falls, you will find the walking trail leads through the adjacent King's Forest park.

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Mt. Albion Free Parking

Mt. Albion Falls has a number of ghost stories attached to it, including a lover's leap tale, unfortunate murder victims, and other spooky stories.

Check out
Haunted Albion Falls

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Wildflowers Along the Path

Okay, only 99 more waterfalls to cover! Just kidding...
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Why? Enjoy Beauties of Nature
When: Season and Weather Permitting
Where: 885 Mountain Brow Boulevard
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Ah to have the money to travel. I would love to come over to Toronto and see some of the scenery. Great article. Thank you for sharing.
by CassandraJoy (score: 3|1021) 2740 days ago
one of the most beautiful places I've visited! My husband and I (it was the time when we just started dating) were at these waterfalls. It was there he said he loves me, so this place will be forever in my heart!
by ada.b (score: 0|4) 1590 days ago
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