Tews Falls, Hamilton On.

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Tews Falls, Hamilton On.

Post by shingaling » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:10 pm

Hamilton, Ontario is usually known as a dirty steel town, but they've been pushing the waterfall angle for the past five or ten years. The Niagara Escarpment runs around the town like a horseshoe, and there are plenty of creeks that run over the edge. In truth, there are probably 10 or 12 really good waterfalls, and I think it would have to be raining pretty hard to find the other 100 or so that make us the *Waterfall capital of the world*. :D
http://www.cityofwaterfalls.ca/
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/hamilton.shtml

There is no good path leading to Tews Falls, so even though it's only about 2 km from where we parked, you can make it last for several hours. We spent a lot of time in the creek and testing our knees and ankles on the rocks. The height of the falls is 134 ft/41 meters, which makes it about the same as Niagara Falls.
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Re: Tews Falls, Hamilton On.

Post by zelph » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:27 am

I'd give my left to be there to take in the awesome beauty of the area. We are so small in the world of nature.Any man made structures visible from where you are standing?



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Re: Tews Falls, Hamilton On.

Post by shingaling » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:59 am

Since they've been promoting the waterfalls in the area, some paths and viewing platforms have been built to give people better access. The valley walls are typically very steep, and the paths are needed to control the erosion that would result if hikers were mucking their way along. Each of the falls in the area is a little different in terms of size, shape and accessibility.
Tews Falls from a viewing platform near the top. Mid summer, almost no water. Note the 'punch bowl' shapes that were created when the glaciers were melting. There are about 10 such shapes in this little valley alone. At one time, the river flowing over the edge would have been a few hundred yards wide.
Tews Falls from a viewing platform near the top. Mid summer, almost no water. Note the 'punch bowl' shapes that were created when the glaciers were melting. There are about 10 such shapes in this little valley alone. At one time, the river flowing over the edge would have been a few hundred yards wide.
Tiffany Falls (lower)
Tiffany Falls (lower)
Tiffany Falls from top, showing a typical viewing platform and path at the bottom.
Tiffany Falls from top, showing a typical viewing platform and path at the bottom.
Webster's Falls, with typical water flow. Note large punch bowls.
Webster's Falls, with typical water flow. Note large punch bowls.
Webster's Falls after days of heavy rain.
Webster's Falls after days of heavy rain.
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Re: Tews Falls, Hamilton On.

Post by zelph » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:11 am

So many places to visit and not enough time :D

Webster's Falls after days of heavy rain.


That photo is exceptionally awesome.............thank you for sharing all of them :D
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Re: Tews Falls, Hamilton On.

Post by Tamerlin » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:19 pm

I'm with Zelph -- too many beautiful places to visit, and not enough time to see them all.

Thanks for sharing, Shing!
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