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

   Thanks to Sara Hannaford for this picture!  

   About this Waterfall
Rating: 3/5  Size: Medium Access: Challenging Type: Plunge

Waterfall Region: Greater Toronto    County: Niagara    Near: Power Glen

Watercourse: Beaver Dam Creek   Latitude, Longitude: 43.1104, -79.2679

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Unlike its far better known neighbour, the lower falls at Decew is hidden in thick woods and much less visited. This is partly because it's smaller and less refined, but also because it is challenging (danger) to visit up close. From the parking lot, walk past the old Morningstar Mill to the trail beyond the fence. Turn left and walk downstream for a few hundred metres until you "hear" the lower falls. There may be a safe point at which you can lower yourself down into the river gorge... look for evidence that other people have safely descended, such as a yellow helper rope. If you aren't confident that you can safely get back up, then PLEASE do not go down! This one is only for physically fit and experienced hikers.   (updated June 20, 2014).

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  Mark Harris hereby notifies you that he makes no guarantee that it is safe to visit this waterfall.
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