The 5 most beautiful waterfalls to visit in Toronto

1) Albion Falls

Albion Falls is a really beautiful cascade that flows down the side of the Niagara Escarpment. The rock face is steep and can be slippery. This spot makes for amazing photographs, but go early in the day. The area can get busy with Instagram fanatics.

The Albion falls near Toronto

Parking Lot at: Arbour Road, Hamilton

http://cityofwaterfalls.ca/albion-falls

2) Ball's Falls

Ball’s Falls is located in a conservation area. You will need to pay admission here, but it’s fairly cheap. The walk to the falls is well marked, and there are several historical buildings scattered around the property. The falls are big and loud and impressive. Also a good picnic spot.

Ball's Falls near Toronto

Parking lot at: Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation, 3292 Sixth Avenue

+1 905 562 5235

http://npca.ca/parks/balls-falls

3) Chedoke Falls

Chedoke Falls lies on a well-travelled section of the Bruce Trail. The path is rocky, and follows along the bottom of the river gorge. It’s a pretty hike, but wear good shoes. The path leads to the bottom of the falls and the small punch bowl of turquoise water. Beware: you won’t be able to access the falls from Scenic Drive. You should go to the Chedoke Civic Golf Course and park at the far end of the parking lot. You then follow the trail along to the stairs.

long exposure photo of the Chedoke falls in Toronto

4) Devil's Punchbowl

This fall is impressive. The bowl is huge, and the rock striations are beautiful. The amount of water flowing over the falls often drops to a trickle by late summer. The falls are located in a conservation area, so the hiking is fairly easy, but you have to pay admission.

Devil's Punchbowl

5) Smokey Hollow

This is one of the lesser-known falls in the area. It’s a part of a 3-kilometre side-trail loop of the Bruce Trail. The hike is exhilarating; make sure you take a water bottle and snacks. A large amount of water flows over these 10-metre-high falls.

Smokey Hollow waterfalls

80 Mill Street South, Hamilton

http://tourismhamilton.com/smokey-hollow

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