Webster's Falls

Webster's Falls
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One of the most stunning and easily accessed waterfalls in the Hamilton area, Webster’s Falls is created by the main branch of Spencer Creek as it flows into the gorge. One of two waterfalls within the Spencer Gorge, it is a beautiful, curtain waterfall. With a crest of 24 metres (79 feet), it is also the largest in the region. The main falls has two overhanging drops with a short break in between. A second smaller 30-foot ribbon waterfall, known as Baby Webster’s Falls, is located to your right as you descend the staircase to the bottom of the main falls.

The Webster family purchased the waterfalls and surrounding land in 1819. Their manor still stands on Webster’s Falls Road, accessible only by foot from this area. Family gravestones have been preserved in a small area just off the Bruce Trail by the edge of the woods as you head towards Tews Falls. This area also offers picnic and washroom facilities. The cobblestone bridge crossing Spencer Creek was built in 1936. Over time, the bridge fell into disrepair and was slated for demolition. The Greensville Optimists raised the necessary funds and held a Canada Day Celebration to reopen the bridge to the public July 1st, 2000.

Take Highway 8 from Dundas. Keep right on Brock Road and turn right at the flashing light onto Harvest Road. Turn right on Short Road and left onto Fallsview and follow the signs to the parking lot.

Location (Approximate): 
Fallsview Road
Hamilton, ON
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