Borer’s Falls is a 15 metre high curtain style waterfall whose source is nearby Borer’s Creek. It is located at the Borer’s Falls Conservation Area in Dundas, and has a year-round flow.
Borer’s Falls, also known as Rock Chapel Falls, powered the Rock Chapel Village sawmill, which was run by the Borer family, for more than a hundred years. When the land was cleared, the creek’s flow was altered to the extent that it was no longer a strong energy source, so the Borers switched to steam power for the mill.
Borer’s Falls is one of thirteen Hamilton waterfalls to be regularly featured on postcards during the last 100 years. It is also included in two popular posters: “Waterfalls of Hamilton- Seasons” and “Waterfalls of Hamilton- Autumn.”
How to get there
To reach Borer’s Falls by car, take the QEW west to Highway 403, which you will follow to Highway 6 and go north. Go left on Highway 5 (Dundas Street), and left on Rock Chapel Road.
To reach Borer’s Falls via a walking trail, take the Dundas section of the Bruce Trail.
Most people view Borer’s Falls from the top at a lookout on the east side of the ravine. However, during the summer season, the bushes and leaves surrounding this lookout sometimes make it difficult to see the entire waterfall.
Borer’s Falls Photo Gallery