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.
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.
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 because it is on private property.If you wish to take a photo from the driveway you have to ask permission from the homeowner. The owners do not mind the odd visitor but have recently asked that the photos not be shared on social media sites. Please be respectful of the owners.
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