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Waterfall Walks

Below is a video taken by Chris as he drove along the Chedoke Expressway! Not quite a waterfall walk but definitely a tour.

PAST WALKS

On August 13, there was an 'advanced' walk, this one to the base of Tews Falls. Below are some videos that we took!

On Saturday June 6th, we had a waterfall walk and get-together at Battlefield Park. It started at 12 noon and went on until ten in the evening. There was also be a reinactment of the War of 1812 taking place in the vicinity and a nighttime fireworks display.

Below are some photos by Janice Lamb. Click to enlarge.

Billy Green Falls Walk Billy Green Falls Walk
Billy Green Falls Walk Billy Green Falls Walk

On the Victoria Day weekend, we had a three day celebration at the pavillion at Webster's. Organized walks took place on all three days, with each day having a different theme and destination.

Victoria Day walk
Some of our diehard waterfallers at Albion Falls on Victoria Day.
Victoria Day monday
Victoria Day Monday at Albion Falls. Photo by Dan Court.
Victoria Day monday
Victoria Day Monday at Albion Falls. Photo by Dan Court.
Victoria Day monday
Erika at Albion Falls. Photo by Dan Court.
Victoria Day monday
Pam at Albion Falls. Photo by Dan Court.
Victoria Day monday
Chris and Angela at Albion Falls. Photo by Dan Court.
Victoria Day monday
Phil- future waterfall model. Photo by Dan Court.

Below are some photos by Janice Lamb. Click to enlarge.

Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk
Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk
Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk
Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk
Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk Victoria Day Long Weekend Walk

 

On Saturday, May 2, we visited the latest waterfall to be discovered in Hamilton, the Billy Monkley Cascade!!!

Pictures and commentary to follow.


On April 25, we celebrated Earth Week by going on a waterfall walk AND undertaking our first-ever organized cleaning expedition. We also unveiled Waterfall Car #3!

Photos below are by Frances Sutton. Click to enlarge.

Albion clean-up Albion clean-up
Albion clean-up Albion clean-up
Albion clean-up  

 

Good Friday Walk
130 people showed up for our Good Friday Waterfall Walk at Albion. Photo by Jan Lukas.

Our Good Friday Waterfall Walk was a huge success! Over 130 people (and three dogs) came out to enjoy the adventure. We toured Albion and Buttermilk Falls, and then Chris Ecklund proudly displayed the recently discovered Oak Knoll Falls, as well as Pritchard Road Falls and Walnut Grove Falls. Read Chris' blog post here.

Good Friday Albion Walk
Good Friday Walk at Albion Falls. Photo by Frances Sutton. Click to enlarge.
Good Friday Albion Walk
Good Friday Walk at Albion Falls. Photo by Frances Sutton. Click to enlarge.
Good Friday Albion Walk
Chris Ecklund and Dan Court at hot dog time! Photo by Jan Lukas. Click to enlarge.

On Sunday, March 22, 2009, we tried something new: a 'Waterfall Scouting Walk'. This was a scouting mission/waterfall walk, which meant that participants joined the core group as they mapped out and planned a future walk.

We left from the parking lot at Mud and Pritchard at noon, and walked down the trail, under the new highway and made our way to Glendale Falls.


This weekend's walk took place on March 14. It started at 12 noon at the Hermitage (634 Sulphur Springs Road) and its waterfall companion Hermitage Cascade, and progressed to Griffin Falls. We also visited the Hermitage Museum and Griffin House.


Waterfall walk at Puddicombe Falls

The February 28 walk at Puddicombe Falls was a big success! The attendees also visited Puddicombe Farms, which is famous for its cafe, bakery, and wine tasting events!


Family Day Waterfall Walk

On February 16, 2009, we had our biggest turnout ever!! The Family Day Waterfall Walk drew 108 people!!! Now that's dedication!


On February 8, we experienced our biggest turnout ever!! Sixty-two people! Thanks to all who showed up to participate in the waterfall walk at Chedoke.We have a special walk planned for Family Day, February 16, so join our Facebook and Keepers of the Water Groups and be the first to get times and places!

Below are some photos taken during the walk. Thanks to Ray Riddell.

February 8 walkerfall walk February 8 walkerfall walk
February 8 walkerfall walk February 8 walkerfall walk

On January 31, our waterfall group went for a hike in the afternoon to visit a few of the local falls around the Old Mill Restaurant. After the hike, Chris sponsored dinner and drinks for everyone at the restaurant! Below is a video shot by Drew Walker:


On January 24, the waterfall walk took in Billy Green Falls and Centennial Falls. Below are some amazing pictures! More pictures from this set can be seen on the Billy Green Falls page.
Billy Green Falls
Behind Billy Green Falls! Photo by Pamela. Click to enlarge.
Billy Green Falls
Behind Billy Green Falls! Photo by Pamela. Click to enlarge.
Billy Green Falls
Behind Billy Green Falls! Photo by Pamela. Click to enlarge.

On January 10, 2009, we went to Erland Falls and visited the Erland Lee Museum!

Erland Falls
Erland Falls Walk. Photo by Ray Riddell. Click to enlarge.
Erland Falls
Erland Falls Walk. Photo by Ray Riddell. Click to enlarge.
Erland Falls
Erland Falls Walk. Photo by Ray Riddell. Click to enlarge.
Erland Falls
Erland Falls Walk. Photo by Ray Riddell. Click to enlarge.
Erland Falls
Erland Falls Walk. Photo by Ray Riddell. Click to enlarge.
Erland Falls
Erland Falls Walk. Photo by Ray Riddell. Click to enlarge.

Ron from our Keepers of the Water Group posted this excellent video to his profile. Chris' response was, "Ron, what an incredibly well done and excellent video!!! I started to smile and continued all the way through the song!! One because I had flash backs to the 70's, but also because it brought good feelings and memories to the friendships we have made through this group! Its also the first time I ever really listened to the words of this song, and it fits our group!! Well done my friend!!"


Find more videos like this on Hamilton- the Waterfall Capital of the World


On January 1, we started the New Year right by going on a waterfall walk! We met at Felkers Falls and spent hours exploring the falls, which were an impressive sight with the recent show melt. Felkers was especially majestic in its frosty coat.

New Year's Day Walk
Felker's Falls on New Year's Day. Photo by Janice Lamb.
New Year's Day Walk
Felker's Falls on New Year's Day. Photo by Janice Lamb.

On December 7, we conducted a winter walk at the new Eramosa Karst Conservation Area! The weather was frigid but our spirit of adventure prevailed!

Eramosa Karst walk
Eramosa Karst walk. Photo by Janice Lamb.
Eramosa Karst walk
Eramosa Karst walk. Photo by Janice Lamb.
Eramosa Karst walk
Eramosa Karst walk. Photo by Janice Lamb.

 


On November 1, we met at the Chedoke Golf Course, in the parking lot by the clubhouse. We followed the rail trail in both directions, and explored Chedoke, Cliffview and Princess Falls.

Chedoke Walk
Waterfall Walk at Chedoke. Photo by Ray Riddell.
Chedoke Walk
Waterfall Walk at Chedoke. Photo by Ray Riddell.

On October 25, we went out to Albion Falls and explored the territory between Albion and Buttermilk Falls. Check out our site sponsor's blog entry on the exploration and its discoveries.


On Sunday, October 18, we held a meet and greet and barbecue at Webster's Falls. A great time was had by all, as can be seen in the photos below. The scenery was truly breathtaking!

Meet and Greet at Webster's Falls
Meet and Greet at Webster's Falls
Webster's Falls October 18 2008
Webster's Falls October 18 2008
Old Gravestone at Webster's Falls
Old Gravestone at Webster's Falls
The other side of Hamilton
The other side of Hamilton


Sunday, October 12 at noon we had a waterfall walk at the Hermitage Cascade. There is a 3.5 km trail loop, and we got our exercise walking along the trails and viewing the old Hermitage ruins. Location is at the intersection of Sulphur Springs and Mineral Springs Roads.

Meet and Greet at Webster's Falls
Hermitage Cascade walk. Photo courtesy of Karen Ranken
Meet and Greet at Webster's Falls
Hermitage Cascade walk. Photo courtesy of Karen Ranken
Meet and Greet at Webster's Falls
Hermitage Cascade walk. Photo courtesy of Karen Ranken
Meet and Greet at Webster's Falls
Hermitage Cascade walk. Photo courtesy of Karen Ranken

 


Waterfallers get together!

On October 5, we had our first 'Waterfall Group get-together'! See a report from site sponsor Chris Ecklund below.

Well, today was a great day- we had the first formation meeting for our Waterfall Group. People came in from as far west as Chatham, and as far east as Toronto, and of course lots of Hamiltonians were present!

It was a bright and sunny day and we even had a flyover from Warplane Heritage with the Lancaster and B-25 Mitchell.

It was a very proud day for the City and great to see so many people come out and enjoy each other's company, meet old friends, make new friends, tour the waterfalls and enjoy a great day!

This was our first group meeting and it was an incredible success and also set the bar for the next event also!

I want to thank everyone who came out today stay tuned for more news!

Chris Ecklund

 

 

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