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Excellent view of this great place!L

Hi yaelfraser,

Thank you for your generous comment! No, I'm not on Instagram; everything I post is on Panoramio in Google Earth. Easier to keep track of things!

In Oshawa I've only ever seen one completely natural waterfall, on the bluff at the Lake Ontario shoreline at the southern terminus of Park Road - and that was only after two days of steady rain. However, you can travel up the bike path along the tributary to Harmony Creek between Wilson Rd. and Harmony Rd. just north of Rossland Rd. The first waterfall you'll see going north is the one pictured here, and there are two others just beyond it. All of these are small and man-made. There is another that I know of, just north of the dog park at Harmony Creek, but it comes out of a drainage and is very tiny. If you travel north along Ritson Rd., there is a wide but very low artificial falls on the right-hand side between Columbus Rd. and Howden Rd., and this is probably on private property, so it must be viewed from the road. I think there may also be one along Thornton north of Conlin somewhere, but it, too, is a construction. As far as I know, there is nothing else worth seeing that is within 30 minutes of Oshawa.

The closest natural falls that runs continuously is less than two hours away at Burleigh Falls just off the east side of Hwy. 28. But if you're going to travel that far, you might as well go to Hamilton where 150 waterfalls, many of them natural and big, can be seen, all within the city boundaries. One of them, Tews Falls, is completely natural and 80% of the height of Horseshoe Falls at Niagara. Well worth the longer trip!

All the best, Indonesia (Steve) Jones

Thank you, Heather. Yes, beautiful, but a terrifying place too, if one ignores the fences meant to guard visitors from injury. I'd like to visit this place again when the ice covers the river and snow is all about. Few people in Canada or even Ontario know about this spot.

Love your gallery of agriculture in the "wide brown land". Please keep it growing! - Steve

Another of the many great ladscapes that can be found in this part of the world, thx for sharing!

Amazing place, and I found the history very interesting too, I'd love to take a dip there but would never attempt to swim through the hole!

a surreal capture of this natural marvel, Auggie. i am envious of your time with The Falls at this magical moment. ㋡

Beautiful image
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Best regards,
_Don Z_*

Hi Auggie,

Actually, as much as I wanted to get out to photograph the ice, I needed to wait until the weather warmed. Health and time limitations were factors. But perhaps next winter will bring more opportunities. Certainly Tews Falls didn't disappoint!

All the best at shutter clicking to you! Indy

Amazing picture!!!!!! LIKE!

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