Waterfall Inventory for Cottage Country Region
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

About Cottage Country Region
To be fair, there are cottages (and "camps") all over Ontario. But the number of cottages (and cottagers) in this region is greater than anywhere else, owing to its proximity to Toronto. Water is everywhere, and this means that there are lots of good waterfalls that are easy to access and fun to explore

Unlike the falls around Hamilton and the GTA, most waterfalls in Cottage Country are not as vertical. Some are just steep whitewater. But with thousands of lakes in the area, there's always lots of water to keep them flowing year round.

The highlight is probably High Falls at Bracebridge. It is the largest and best developed of a number of waterfalls in central Muskoka.

Waterfall
Rate
Nearest Town
Size
Access
Where?
Haliburton County
Brandy Falls
2W
Gun Lake
unknown
Remote
Buckslides
3
Peterson Corner
unknown
unknown
3
Buttermilk Falls
Medium
Moderate
1
Gelert
Very Small
Challenging
3
Norland
Medium
Moderate
2
Furnace Falls
Small
Easy
2
Gooderham
Small
Moderate
Gut Rapids
2W
Kennaway
unknown
Remote
3
Kennaway
unknown
unknown
3
Kennaway
Small
unknown
Kennisis Log Flume
2
Little Hawk Lake
unknown
unknown
1D
Kinmount
Small
Easy
3
Dorset
Small
Moderate
Minden Whitewater Preserve
3
Minden
unknown
unknown
Nunikani Falls
2W
Little Hawk Lake
unknown
Remote
1
Deep Bay
Small
Easy
4
Oxtongue Lake
Large
Moderate
2
Lochlin
unknown
unknown
Three Brothers Falls
3P
Howland
unknown
Water Only
Kawartha Lakes (former Victoria County)
Big Eddy
3
Cooper's Falls
unknown
unknown
3
Fenelon Falls
Medium
Easy
2
Small
Water
Ragged Rapids
2W
Ragged Rapids
unknown
Remote
3
Ragged Rapids
unknown
unknown
Muskoka
2
Bala
Medium
Easy
2
Big Chute
unknown
unknown
2W
Sahanatien
Very Small
Remote
4
Bracebridge
Large
Easy
Bullhead Falls
1W
Trethewey's Falls
unknown
Remote
3
Boakview
Medium
Moderate
2W
Windermere
Medium
Remote
2W
Purbrook
Small
Remote
1W
Dock Siding
unknown
Remote
2
Dee Bank
Small
Moderate
Distress Chute
2W
Brooks Mills
unknown
Remote
Duck Chutes
1
Springdale Park
unknown
unknown
3W
Baysville
unknown
Remote
2
Potters Landing
Very Small
Remote
1
Bracebridge
Very Small
Moderate
Go Home Chute
2W
Go Home
unknown
Remote
Gravel Falls
3W
Oxtongue Lake
unknown
Remote
1
Muskoka Falls
unknown
Challenging
1W
Torrance
unknown
Remote
3
Ullswater
Medium
Moderate
5
Bracebridge
Very Large
Easy
3
Dwight
unknown
unknown
2
Etwell
Small
Moderate
2W
Roderick
Small
Remote
1
Kashe Lake
Small
Moderate
3
Bracebridge
Small
Easy
2
Dwight
Small
Water Only
2
Mattiasville
Medium
Moderate
1
Fraserburg
unknown
unknown
3
Vankoughnet
unknown
unknown
1
Crooked Bay
unknown
unknown
2
Ullswater
Small
Challenging
4W
Moon River
Medium
Remote
3
Muskoka Falls
Large
Moderate
1
Big Chute
Very Small
Moderate
2
Gravenhurst
Small
Moderate
2
Vankoughnet
unknown
unknown
3
Port Sydney
Small
Easy
2
Bracebridge
Small
Moderate
Pretty Channel Rapids
1W
Big Chute
unknown
Remote
3
Rosseau Falls
Medium
Moderate
3
Rosseau
Medium
Moderate
Sandy Gray Rapids
2W
Potters Landing
unknown
Remote
1
Very Small
Remote
1
White's Falls
Very Small
Moderate
Skeleton Falls
unknown
unknown
2
Fraserburg
unknown
unknown
3
Huntsville
Small
Moderate
2W
Crooked Bay
Small
Remote
2
Muskoka Falls
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
3D
Big Chute
Medium
Easy
3
Bracebridge
unknown
unknown
Parry Sound County
1
Small
Easy
1W
Wolseley Bay
Very Small
Remote
2
Powassan
Small
Easy
Blue Chute
1W
Wolseley Bay
unknown
Remote
Broadbent Falls
2
Broadbent
unknown
unknown
3
Emsdale
Medium
Easy
1D
Burk's Falls
Very Small
Easy
2
Parry Sound
Medium
Easy
Chapmans Chute
1W
Nipissing
unknown
Remote
2
Dokis
Medium
Easy
1
Maple Island
Very Small
Easy
Davidson Chute
2W
Trout Creek
unknown
Remote
2
Small
unknown
2P
Ahmic Harbour
Small
Private.
Freeman Chute
1W
Trout Creek
unknown
Remote
Geisler Chute
1D
Trout Creek
unknown
unknown
1
Harris Lake
Small
unknown
Horseshoe Falls, Parry Sound
1
Cantin Island, French River IR 13
unknown
unknown
1
Hurdville
Small
Easy
3
Chikopi
Medium
Easy
1W
French River PP
unknown
Remote
McCrae Lake Outlet Cascade
1
Honey Harbour
Small
Remote
McNab Chute
2W
Nipissing
unknown
Remote
3
Port Anson
unknown
Moderate
Poverty Bay Chutes
2
Chikopi
unknown
unknown
Ragged Rapids on Manitouwabin
1P
Hurdville
unknown
Private.
3
Bon Air
Small
Moderate
2
Restoule
Small
Moderate
Second Bridge Rapids
1
Dokis
Small
Easy
Seguin Estates Rd
Small
unknown
Seller Rapids
1W
Ahmic Harbour
unknown
Remote
3
South River
Small
Easy
Still River Falls
2
Small
unknown
1
Stirling Falls
Small
Roadside Only
1
Very Small
unknown
Thirty Dollar Rapids
1
Very Small
unknown
1
Burk's Falls
Very Small
Easy
Three Snye Rapids
2
Small
unknown
Tim Rd Cascade
1
Sand Lake
unknown
unknown
Tressle Dam Falls
2
Parry Sound
Small
Easy
Truisler Chute
1
Trout Creek
unknown
unknown
2
Small
Remote
1
Callander
unknown
unknown
3W
Callander
Medium
Remote
1
Whitestone
Small
unknown
2
Lynch Lake
Small
unknown
Simcoe County
Lavender Falls
3P
Dunedin
unknown
Private.
2
Little Falls
Small
Easy
Matchedash Portage Cascade
1
Small
Remote
1
Port Severn
Small
Easy
2D
Wasdell Falls
Small
Moderate

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