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

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   About this Waterfall
Rating: 4/5  Size: Medium Access: Moderate Type: Cascade

Waterfall Region: Eastern    County: Renfrew    Near: Castleford Station

Watercourse: Bonnechere River   Latitude, Longitude: 45.5016, -76.558

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This is a beautiful waterfall! Rugged and nautral, yet accessible. Also known as First Chute, this is the biggest of the five "Chutes" on the Bonnechere River. The waterfall is perhaps 10 m high, and rumbles down a gorge at about a 45 degree angle. The bedrock here is tilted, and since some layers have been eroded more than others, it gives the waterfall face a jagged appearance. Look for the path leading down the hill from the left side of the parking lot. This path leads to the base of the hill, around a bend and to the base of the falls. Another path leads off to the left and eventually ends up at the crest of the waterfall about a hundred meters upstream. I've seen photos where the river blasts through the falls, completely hiding any traces of bedrock. I find low flow more interesting...  (updated 41810).

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