Seven Waterfalls

Tiffany, Sherman, Websters, Tews, Canterbury, Baby Websters, and Heritage

Shermans Falls Date: Sunday April 14

Hike Leader: Howard Gibson

This is a car shuttle hike, please bring your cars, we will need them for the shuttles. If you are driving directly (not going to Yonge and York Mills), please drive to Tews Falls.

We will drop half the cars at Tews Falls, drive to Tiffany, then hike back to Tews. This is a medium to difficult hike. The hike is about 14.8 kilometers long, making it one of our longer hikes. It could set a new standard for mud. Wear your hiking boots. On the positive side, the waterfalls could be at their best.

The two waterfalls photographed on this page are Sherman Falls and Webster's Falls.

April 12

We have just scouted the parking at each end of the hike. Both parking lots are fairly small, and both are charging ten bucks per vehicle per day. Let's car pool.

With all the rain, this hike will be muddy. On the positive side, the waterfalls will be at their best. It is supposed to be sunny on Sunday.

Directions to Tews Falls

Note how Google Maps directs you to a toll road, and Bill Baird does not. From Yonge and York Mills.

  1. Take Highway 401 to Highway 403.
  2. Take Highway 403 to its (temporary) end at the QEW, and go west on the QEW
  3. Near Hamilton, the QEW splits into two expressways. Stay to the right, highway 403. Do not take the left lanes. They are the QEW as it goes over the Burlington Skyway toward Niagara.
  4. A few kilometers later, take Highway 6 north.
  5. The first major intersection is Dundas Street, Highway 5. Turn left, west.
  6. Make a left at Sydenham, south.
  7. Sydenham will turn right and head west. Then there is a second turn where Sydenham will turn left and head south. Do not take this second turn
  8. Head straight west onto Harvest. The Tews Falls parking lot is on the left.

Start time at Tews Falls is 11:15am.

Directions to Tiffany Falls

Webster's Falls This is from Tews Falls

  1. Turn right onto Harvest, east.
  2. At the triangle intersection turn right onto Sydenham, south.
  3. At King turn left, east.
  4. short distance along, turn right onto Main, south.
  5. Main will change names to Osler. At Main Street West, turn right, south.
  6. A kilometer or two later, the Tiffany Falls parking lot is on the left. It is about a hundred yards beyond Harper's Gardening Centre.

The Hike

The hike is on the Bruce Trail. It incorporates most of the Sulphur Springs (Dundas South) and Websters Falls (Dundas North) hikes. The hike starts on the north side of Main St West. Then we go left, west. We will stay on the Bruce Trail all day.

At the end of the hike we could add on an extra 2 km to take in the Dundas Peak lookout (fat chance).

Then, we will do the post hike car shuttle.

The Post Hike

There is a good Kelsey's Bar not too far away.

  1. Go east back to Main Street.
  2. Turn right, east, onto Main.
  3. Less than a kilometer later, cross Longwood Road.
  4. On the right is the restaurant/bar with an outdoor deck. The food ain't bad at all.

To Get Back onto the 403

  1. Proceed east on Main St.
  2. While on Main St, cross over the 403.
  3. Make a left at the first lights, onto Dundurn Street.
  4. Make quick left onto King Street.
  5. Then, make a quick right onto the ramp.