Appleton Rapids
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

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   About this Waterfall
Rating: 2/5  Size: Small Access: Easy Type: Complex Cascade with Dam

Waterfall Region: Eastern    County: Lanark    Near: Appleton

Watercourse: Mississippi River   Latitude, Longitude: 45.1831, -76.1256

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This is a low, wide cascade below a dam in the small settlement of Appleton. The river drops perhaps 3 to 4 meters through a long, wide reach littered with small limestone blocks before widening below the rapids. The rapids are nothing special, and are not worth a major detour. Furthermore, most of the land around the lower portion of the rapids (the best place to obtain a photograph) is private. You can see the overall scene by standing on a concrete structure associated with the dam, accessed from River Rd. I believe that Old Mill Lane (on the west side) is private downstream of the falls (?)  (updated 41810).

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