Bala Falls
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

   Thanks to Doug Harris for this picture!  

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

Waterfall Region: Cottage    County: Muskoka    Near: Bala

Watercourse: Moon River   Latitude, Longitude: 45.0135, -79.6145

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This cascade is located right in the heart of the little tourist town of Bala. The falls occur where water from Bala Bay on Lake Muskoka drains to the Moon River. There are actually three waterfalls in the town. These are the largest of the three. The majority of the fall is over the dam, but there is a fairly nice cascade section just downstream of the dam. You can walk down on the bedrock on the right bank. Don't go to far though, as you'll end up on private cottage property. You can also walk over the footbridge above the dam. Unfortunately, there are plans for hydroelectric development that may damage these falls forever. Please see the entry in my "waterfall news" section.  (updated 41810).

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