Grindstone Cascade in Autumn
Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick
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Grindstone Cascade is a complex curtain cascade
waterfall measuring 3 metres (10 feet) tall and 5 metres (16
feet) wide. It has a year round flow, and is part
of the rough ravine of the Grindstone Creek.
Grindstone Cascade was "discovered" by Nadeem Paracha
(formerly of the Hamilton Conservation Authority) in 2004 when
he was hired to document and produce the first inventory report
on Hamilton's waterfalls (completed in spring 2005). At that
time 65 waterfalls and cascades had been found in Hamilton.
How to get there
To reach Grindstone Cascade by car, drive along
the 403 toward Toronto, exiting on Hwy 6 North. You will then
exit on Hwy 5 North (Dundas Street East). Head east, then turn
right on Mill Street. Keep driving until you come to Smokey Hollow
Park on the right. Great Falls is close to the parking lot. Grindstone
Cascade is located on the Grindstone Creek beside the
Bruce Trail, about a 15 minute walk downstream from the Great
Falls on the Bruce Trail.
Grindstone Cascade in winter. Photo by David Wootton. Click
Grindstone Cascade in winter. Photo by David Wootton. Click to enlarge.
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