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

   Thanks to Steve Jones for this picture!  

   About this Waterfall
Rating: 3/5  Size: Small Access: Easy Type: Complex Cascade

Waterfall Region: Eastern    County: Peterborough    Near: Burleigh Falls

Watercourse: Otonabee River   Latitude, Longitude: 44.5564, -78.202

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I love Burleigh Falls. It's not much of a waterfall - there are a few chutes and very low cascades. But there is lots of opportunity to explore. If you aren't afaid of getting your feet wet, you can safely wade across the wide, shallow river to some small rocky islands adjacent to the falls. Water from Lower Buckhorn Lake drains to Stony Lake through a short river about 100 meters in width. Flowing over a broad expanse of bedrock, the river eventually breaks into several different small falls and chutes that wind around a half dozen islands at the lower reaches of the river. During lower flows children may be seen swimming safely in the small plunge pool at the base of the falls. From Hwy 28, watch for Old Burleigh Rd, just before the bridge over the river. There is parking on the side of the road, as well as a gravel lot about 200 m up the road.   (updated 41810).

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