HAMILTON'S MOST SPECTACUL WATERFALLS
Included: Spencer Conservation Area admis. fees and khachapuri lunch
- Started Jul. 21, 2021Started Jul. 21, 2021
- 140 Canadian dollars$140
On Wednesday, July 21st, we will take a sightseeing trip to Hamilton. On the way, we will stop at Spencer Park located on the shoreline of Lake Ontario. After Spencer Park we will head to the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area. The Spencer is the southern tip of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking the former city of Dundas. The Spencer Creek and Lodge Creek rivers flow through this area. Spencer's Gorge is the main local attraction. It has a Y-shape that clearly illustrates the process of the fall's retreat, with at least ten stacked bowl-shaped pools that mark the earlier positions of the falls along the gorge. As you go upstream, the bowls decrease in size, indicating a decrease in water consumption. The oldest bowls range in size from 190 to 350 meters and are about 60 meters deep, making them comparable to Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls. Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, with its breathtaking panoramic views, cliff-side vistas, and forests extending below the valley, make this Niagara Escarpment site one of Ontario's most impressive geological and natural gems. On the steep cliffs of the gorge, eastern white cedars grow from cracks in the rocks. Some of these twisted trees grow slowly due to lack of nutrients and water. However, they can reach old age. Two of them are over 500 years old. They grow almost side by side on a rock next to Webster Falls. The gorge gives the opportunity to see a picture of the rock formations of the southern Niagara escarpment. Very rare and unusual types of vegetation can be found here. Botanists have found more than 500 different species, including several significant plants. Monarch butterflies are found here, as well as Eastern Milk Snakes, Louisiana Waterthrush and Yellow-rumped Warbler. This significant natural area contains two very spectacular waterfalls: Webster and Tew Falls. Webster is a magnificent multi-level waterfall 22 meters high and 30 meters wide. It is the most powerful of the waterfalls in Hamilton. We will hike through Spencer Creek to the Dobson Mackey Observation Deck, which offers stunning views of the gorge. Tew, which is 41 meters high, is the highest waterfall in the region. It also offers breathtaking views of the gorge. Later on the day we will visit downtown Hamilton and the best regional art gallery, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and other attractions.
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