You Can Unearth Two Hidden Waterfalls & Rapids On One Gorgeous Hike In Ontario
Move over, Niagara Falls!
Water you waiting for? You can hike to not one, but two breathtakingthis summer and they’re not too far from Toronto. So queue up that TLC song and get ready to chase those falls.
Located roughly one hour from the 6ix in St. Catherines, Ont., you will find the gorgeous Rockway Conservation Area.
The conservation area is open year-round from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
At the time of writing, hiking, bird watching, and parking are the only available activities at this incredible spot.
If you do plan on driving here, parking is available at the nearby Rockway Community Centre.
From here, you will have access to The Rockway Falls Side Trail which will connect you to a section of the extremely popular Bruce Trail.
As you follow the trail, you will eventually come across two spectacular falls. One of them reaches 19.5 metres and the other stands 12.2 metres high.
Further down, the cascading water turns into a series of small rapids that are simply adorable.
You’ll also see salt springs and beautiful sections of the famous Niagara Escarpment on your journey.
Looks like this spot is going on the bucket list ASAP!
As is the case with most waterfalls, they are the most impressive in the spring when the melting snow and ice contribute to water flow.
But, no matter what time of year you visit, always be cautious of the rocky and often slippery paths.
This 312-acre site sits alongside the 15 Mile Creek and contains a rare mix of plant life for you to marvel at on your adventure.
Of course, there are tons ofin the province for you to hike to as well and they’re sure to make you feel adventurous.
But, if you’re looking to feel like a real-life princess, then you need to check outthat look like they came straight out of a Disney movie.
So the next time adventure calls, you ready know the answer.
Let's go to the falls.
Rockway Conservation Area
Address: 1742 St Paul St. W., St. Catharines, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can discover two amazing waterfalls in this Ontario conservation area.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.