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Buttermilk Falls


Chris Ecklund's video of Buttermilk Falls. Shot in August 2009.

Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls in 1889. Click to enlarge.

Buttermilk Falls is a terraced ribbon waterfall measuring 23 metres (75 feet) in height. It is located on a tributary of the Red Hill Creek. It experiences a full, impressive flow after a heavy rain or during the winter snow melt.

History

Buttermilk Falls is quite close to Albion Falls. It is a narrow ribbon waterfall that streams down into a deep, impressive gorge. Given the size of this stony ravine, the original water flow must have been immense and powerful at one time. Those who visit this waterfall are also treated to a stunning view of Red Hill Valley.

Buttermilk Falls is featured in the book "Waterfalls The Niagara Escarpment" by Jerry and Mikal Lawton and on the poster "Waterfalls of Hamilton Seasons" by Joseph Hollick in 2002.

How to get there

To reach Buttermilk Falls by car, take the same directions you would use to go to Albion Falls. Exit onto Mud Street / Mountain Brow Boulevard, then continue along Mountain Brow Blvd. You will reach Oak Knoll Park just past Limeridge Road, on the right hand side.

To view Buttermilk Falls from the top is fairly easy, as the Bruce Trail goes around the canyon at the top. Viewing it from the bottom is difficult, as you have to climb down the gorge at nearby Albion Falls and follow the creek downstream to the first creek on the left. This creek will lead to Buttermilk Falls.

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Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls. Photo by Steve Lowden.
Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls. Photo by Steve Lowden.
Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls. Photo by Chris Ecklund.
Butermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls. Photo by Deb Cole. Click to enlarge.
Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls. Photo by Deb Cole. Click to enlarge.
Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls. Photo by Chris Ecklundt.
Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls. Photo by Chris Ecklund.
Buttermilk Falls
Buttermilk Falls. Photo by David Piano.

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