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Greensville Falls

Greensville Falls
Greensville Falls. Photo by Jeremy Shortt. Click to enlarge.
Greensville Falls
Greensville Falls. Photo by Jeremy Shortt. Click to enlarge.

Greensville Falls is a terraced ribbon cascade with a height of 5.5 metres (18 ft.) and a width of 1.5 metres (5 ft.) Flow is strong during seasonal storms and after the winter snow melt. This waterfall originates from the Greensville Creek, which is part of the Spencer watershed.


After the Optimist Park Walking Trail was constructed in Greensville, the Hamilton Conservation Authority was contacted about the possibility of some waterfalls being along this trail. Montfield Christian of the HCA and Joe Hollick investigated and "discovered" Greensville Falls. On occasion it is referred to as East Greensville Falls, as it is located at the easternmost of three bridges along the walking trail.

How to get there

From Hwy 403 take the Hwy 6 N (Guelph) exit. Go to Hwy 5 at Clappison Corners and turn left onto Hwy 5. Then turn left onto Brock Road. Follow Brock Road to Harvest Road. Turn right on Harvest to Crooks Hollow Road. A short distance away on the left side of Crooks Hollow Road is a small parking lot where the Optimist Trail begins. Follow the trail to the third small bridge, and the waterfall is on the left side.

Greensville Falls Photo Gallery

Greensville Falls in Spring
Greensville Falls
Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick
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Greensville Falls
Greensville Falls in winter. Photo by Chris Ecklund. Click to enlarge.
Greensville Falls
Greensville Falls in winter. Photo by Chris Ecklund. Click to enlarge.
Greensville Falls
Greensville Falls in winter. Photo by Chris Ecklund. Click to enlarge.



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