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

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   About this Waterfall
Rating: 3/5  Size: Medium Access: Moderate Type: Cascade with Dam

Waterfall Region: Eastern    County: Peterborough    Near: Cordova Mines

Watercourse: Crowe River   Latitude, Longitude: 44.5574, -77.8244

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The three (or more) waterfalls at Cordova are small, but pretty, and very interesting to explore. The upper falls is the largest and arguably the best. A good view is had from atop the small concrete dam holding back the water level in Cordova Lake. The Crowe River then tumbles down a rocky channel perhaps 150 m long, dropping 10 m along the way in at least 5 distinct smaller drops, each separated by a short pool of calmer water. The bedrock is a jet black metamorphic rock, possibly amphibolite. This gives the rocky river banks an appearance that is unique among southern and central Ontario waterfalls. Access the falls using Fire Rd 18 (a public cottage road). Our earlier book indicates that you can walk across the dam at the top of the falls. You can no longer do this. This prevents access to the far side of the river, but doesn't do much to ruin the experience.  (updated June 20, 2014).

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