High Falls on Francis
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

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

Waterfall Region: Northeast    County: Manitoulin    Near: Manitowaning

Watercourse: Francis Brook   Latitude, Longitude: 45.7998, -81.8528

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Besides Bridal Veil Falls (Kagawaong), I'm pretty sure that this is the only other waterfall of significance on Manitoulin Island. It is smaller and less pretty than Bridal Veil Falls, but is still worthy of a visit. This waterfall is about 10 m high, exhibiting a small, but fairly reliable flow. The falls is classified as plunge waterfall,but two prominent ledges of sedimentary rock break the profile near the top of the drop. There are bathrooms/outhouses located at the parking lot beside the falls. For the best view of the waterfall, continue south on Hwy 6 for about 500 m to the first road on the left. Turn left, and follow this dirt road back north to a very small gravel lot beside the river. If you are careful, you can scramble down the valley walls to the base of the waterfall to explore the gorge bottom.  (updated June 20, 2014).

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