Optimist Cascade. Photo by Joseph Hollick. Click to enlarge.
Optimist Cascade is located in Greensville by Optimist
Park. It is on a small ravine that runs from Harvest Road
at Wesite Avenue to the Spencer Creek. Its height is 16 feet
(5 metres) and its width is 6 feet (1.8 metres). Its GPS coordinates
are 17T 0582163 4792207.
Optimist Cascade was discovered in November 2008 by Phil
Armishaw. It was referred to as Optimist Cascade because the
bottom section is visible from the Optimist walking trail
located on the south side of Spencer Creek. It is a very interesting
cascade with lots of mineral deposits on the rocks and anything
else thats been in the flow for very long. One dead tree branch
is covered in deposits and has become part of the falls permanently.
How to get there
Map showing vicinity of Optimist Cascade. Click to enlarge.
The Optimist Trail begins at the Optimist Parking lot located
on Brock Road, and runs northward towards Spencer Creek. Access
to the waterfall is difficult because there is no trail to
it on the north side of Spencer Creek where the Optimist bridge
crosses Spencer Creek. Instead the Optimist Trail goes westward
while Optimist Cascade is located about 60 metres to the east.
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