Albion Falls

Photo Credit: 
Gisèle Grenier/Art by Nature
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Once seriously considered as a possible source of Hamilton’s water supply, Albion Falls is a stunning, 19-metre cascade waterfall with a crest of 10 metres located at the southernmost tip of King's Forest Park. Rocks from the area were used in the Royal Botanical Garden's rock garden. A wonderful, distant view of the falls can be seen from the parking lot off Mud Street. The trail from Mud Street to the bottom of the falls can be quite difficult, so take care.

Once seriously considered as a possible source of Hamilton’s water supply, Albion Falls is a stunning, 19-metre cascade waterfall with a crest of 10 metres located at the southernmost tip of King's Forest Park. Rocks from the area were used in the Royal Botanical Garden's rock garden. A wonderful, distant view of the falls can be seen from the parking lot off Mud Street. The trail from Mud Street to the bottom of the falls can be quite difficult, so take care.

Once known as Albion Mills or the Village of Mount Albion, the original owner of the property was William Davis, a plantation owner who sided with the British in the American Revolution. He lost everything and fled North Carolina in 1792. He was granted the waterfall and surrounding 500 acres (202 hectares) and, by the year 1800, had established Albion Mills as a thriving business. This area once housed a gristmill, saw mill, three hotels, a general store and a blacksmith shop. A millstone has been preserved in King's Forest Park, not far from its original location.

From the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, exit on Dartnall Road. Head south on Dartnall Road and left onto Stonechurch Road East. Turn left onto Pritchard Road, then turn left again onto Mud Street. There are two parking lots for Albion Falls located on either side of Mud Street where it meets Mountain Brow Boulevard.

Location (Approximate): 
30-130 Regional Road 411
Hamilton, ON
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Average: 5.8 (6 votes)

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