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Mineral Springs Falls

Mineral Springs Falls
Mineral Springs Falls in Summer
Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick. Click to enlarge
Mineral Springs Falls
Mineral Springs Falls in Autumn
Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick. Click to enlarge

Mineral Springs Falls is a complex classic cascade measuring 3 metres (10 feet) in height and 2 metres (7 feet) in width. It is located along Sulphur Creek and its flow is year-round.

History

Mineral Springs Falls got its name from the hamlet of Mineral Springs. The area's earliest white settler was Captain John Aikman, who arrived in 1789 and built his home and later a grist mill there.

Mineral Springs was an important industrial centre in the early years. The coming of the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway in 1895 gave new life to the hamlet. A post office was established in 1896 that was continued until 1908 when Rural Free Delivery commenced. After this, Mineral Springs became known as R. R. # 3 Dundas.

This waterfall is featured on Joe Hollick's "Waterfalls of Hamilton- Autumn" poster.

If you're interested in the old community of Mineral Springs, be sure to visit another website we've created: Mineral Springs Online.

How to get there

The waterfall is located on the Mineral Springs Road right-of-way at the intersection of Martin Road in Ancaster. The waterfall area is fenced off for safety, giving the impression that it is on private property. It can be viewed from the road shoulder by looking over the fence.

There is no place to park or to stop along Mineral Springs Road. or Martin Road to view the waterfall. The nearest place for public parking is at the Hamilton Conservation Authority workshop on Mineral Springs Road. Walk along the Donald G. Trail from this parking lot to the intersection of Mineral Springs Road and Martin Road (about 700 metres away and 20 minutes' walking time).

Mineral Springs Falls Photo Gallery

Mineral Springs Falls
Mineral Springs Falls in Winter
Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick. Click to enlarge
Mineral Springs Falls
Mineral Springs Falls in Winter
Photo courtesy of Dan Court. Click to enlarge
Mineral Springs Falls
Mineral Springs Falls in Winter
Photo courtesy of Dan Court. Click to enlarge
Mineral Springs Falls
Mineral Springs Falls in Winter
Photo courtesy of Dan Court. Click to enlarge
Mineral Springs Falls
Mineral Springs Falls.
Photo courtesy of David Piano. Click to enlarge
Mineral Springs Falls
Mineral Springs Falls.
Photo courtesy of David Piano. Click to enlarge

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