If chasing waterfalls sounds like your idea of the perfect day then you'll want to go on this stunning hike near Toronto. The trail leads to a towering ribbon waterfall as well as a scenic lookout.
Tew Falls is an enchanting cascade located in the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area in Dundas, just over an hour from Toronto. The water topples 41 metres over the escarpment, making it only slightly shorter than Niagara's Horseshoe Falls, which measures 52 metres tall.
Tew Falls is surrounded by lush greenery and trees, making it look like a scene you might find in a tropical place like Costa Rica.
To reach this natural wonder, you can follow the Dundas Peak & Tew Falls Loop. There are two viewing platforms along the trail where you can get breathtaking views of the waterfall and gorge.
Tew Falls isn't the only beautiful landmark you'll encounter along the hike. You can continue along the trail, staying right, until you reach Dundas Peak.
This towering lookout spot features "incomparable" views and on a clear day, you can Hamilton Harbour as well as small towns like Ancaster and Dundas.
It's an especially beautiful place to visit during the fall, when the scenery below transforms into a sea of red and orange.
Spencer Gorge features another waterfall, Webster Falls, which can be found along a separate hike and requires a separate reservation.
Reservations for both waterfalls can be made online and are required on long weekends.
If you're looking for a beautiful nature escape near the city then you may want to take a trip to this magnificent cascade.
Price: $16 per vehicle and driver, $5 per passenger
Address: 581 Harvest Rd., Dundas, ON
Why You Need To Go: This dreamy waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and looks like it belongs in Costa Rica.
Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.