Sherman Falls is a 17 metre high curtain waterfall whose source is Ancaster Creek. It is located on private property near the Dundas section of the Bruce Trail. It has a year-round flow and also enjoys the romantic nicknames of Angel Falls and Fairy Falls.
Sherman Falls has been known by many names, depending on who owned the property at the time. Samuel Smith and the Egleston family, both owned the land at one time. Francis Whitton bought the farm and landscaped it with spacious lawns and the beautiful gardens. He built a large elegant home, a garage, greenhouse and gardener’s cottage. The Whitton home was sold to the Sherman family. Clifton Sherman, an American with years of experience in foundry management, established the Dominion Foundries and Steel Co. (Dofasco) in 1912. Members of the Sherman family became well-known in the local community and managed Dofasco for decades until Frank Sherman stepped down. After the death of Frank Sherman, Colin Dunbar bought the property. It is from the Sherman family that the waterfall got its name. This property has again been sold (2007 or 2008).
How to get there
To reach Sherman Falls by car, take the Rousseau exit from the 403, and follow Rousseau to Wilson Street. Turn right onto Wilson. At the first set of lights, turn left on Montgomery Drive, then right onto Old Dundas Road. You will come to a three way intersection. Sherman Falls is located in the woods on the left. Parking is now on Artaban Road. Go straight ahead and follow Lions Club Road a short distance to Artaban and turn right. A paid HCA parking lot is not far ahead.
There are two paths leading to the waterfall that both have crushed screening gravel on them, the left hand side is the best during icy conditions or when its very muddy.
The Bruce Trail organization does a great job in maintaining the trails, hats off to them 🙂
To reach Sherman Falls via a walking trail, take the Dundas section of the Bruce Trail.
Sherman Falls Video
Video by Drew Walker.
Sherman Falls Photo Gallery