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

About Eastern Ontario Region
Aside from a few exceptions, most of the falls in this region are smaller and not as impressive as elsewhere in Ontario. But I think that this is the most diverse waterfall region in the province.

There are plunge and step waterfalls on the sedimentary rocks in the south, and lots of pretty little cascades on the precambrian rocks in the north.

There isn't one clear highlight. One of the easiest driving tours is to see the falls at Almonte. After, drive north down the Mississippi River to the picturesque little falls at Blakeney and Pakenham. Continue to the larger, rugged falls at Bonnchere and then finish up with the blocky plunge falls at Fourth Chute, next to the Bonnechere Caves.

Waterfall
Rate
Nearest Town
Size
Access
Where?
Frontenac County
2R
Bedford Mills
Small
Roadside Only
1D
Wasburn
Very Small
Moderate
Kings Chute
2W
Donaldson
unknown
Remote
Kings Falls
2
Donaldson
unknown
unknown
2
Kingston Mills
Medium
Easy
1
Myers Cave
Very Small
Moderate
2
Snow Road Station
Small
Remote
3W
Mississippi Station
Medium
Remote
1
Snow Road Station
Small
?
Whitefish Rapids
1
Myers Cave
unknown
unknown
Hastings County
2
Belleville
Very Small
Easy
Big Chute
2W
MacArthur Mills
unknown
Remote
1
Marmora
Very Small
Moderate
1
Lake St. Peter
Very Small
Moderate
2D
Chisholm's Mills
Small
Easy
3
Bowen Corner
Medium
Moderate
3
Bancroft
Small
Challenging
High Falls near Birds Cr
3D
Birds Creek
unknown
unknown
2
Maple Leaf
unknown
unknown
2W
Actinolite
unknown
Remote
Jelly's Rapids
3
Glanmire
unknown
unknown
2
McArthurs Mills
Small
Roadside Only
2
Kennaway
Small
Remote
3R
Maple Leaf
Small
Roadside Only
1
Madoc
Small
Moderate
2
Actinolite
Small
Moderate
1
Quinn Road
Small
Moderate
2W
Mink Lake
unknown
Remote
1
Queensborough
Small
Water
The Big Chute
2W
Hartsmere
unknown
Remote
3
Lake
Medium
Moderate
Triplebee Falls
2W
Cooper
unknown
Remote
Lanark County
2
Appleton
Small
Easy
1
Carleton Place
Very Small
Easy
2
Blakeney
Small
Moderate
1D
Carleton Place
Small
Everyone
3
Almonte
Medium
Easy
2R
Almonte
Medium
Roadside Only
1
Smiths Falls
unknown
unknown
1D
Smiths Falls
Medium
Easy
1
Perth
Very Small
Everyone
Leeds and Grenville County
Jones Falls Waste Weir
2
Jones Falls
unknown
unknown
Lennox and Addington County
1
Odessa
Very Small
Easy
Crooked Slide
2
Combermere
unknown
unknown
2D
Flinton
Small
Easy
2
Forest Mills
Small
Moderate
2
Millhaven
Small
Private.
2
Napanee
Medium
Easy
1
Newburgh
Very Small
Easy
2R
Yarker
Medium
Roadside Only
Northumberland County
2
Crowe Bridge
Small
Moderate
4
Healey Falls
Large
Easy
2
Campbellford
Small
Easy
1
Port Hope
Very Small
Easy
3
Campbellford
Medium
Moderate
Ottawa and former Carleton County
Cardinal Creek Falls
2
Martin's Corners
unknown
unknown
2D
Chaffeys Lock
Very Small
Easy
3P
Ottawa
unknown
Private.
Fitzroy Cascade
1
Fitzroy PP
unknown
unknown
Fitzroy Falls
2
Fitzroy PP
unknown
unknown
1D
Galetta
Medium
Roadside Only
2
Orleans
unknown
unknown
3
Ottawa
Large
Everyone
4
Ottawa
Medium
Easy
Peterborough County
3
Medium
Remote
3
Burleigh Falls
Small
Easy
3
Medium
Water
3
Cordova Mines
Medium
Moderate
2
Cordova Mines
Small
Moderate
2
Cordova Mines
Small
Moderate
1R
Haultain
Small
Roadside Only
High Falls near Apsley
2W
Apsley
unknown
Remote
3
Petroglyphs
Medium
Challenging
1
Apsley
Very Small
Easy
Mississauga Cascade
1
-
unknown
unknown
North River Cascade
2
Preston Road
unknown
unknown
1
Burleigh Falls
Small
Moderate
1
Very Small
Moderate
2
Petroglyphs
unknown
unknown
2W
Apsley
unknown
Remote
1
Warsaw
Small
Moderate
Prescott and Russell County
1D
Casselman
Small
Moderate
Renfrew County
Aumonds Rapids
1
Guiney
unknown
unknown
1
Balaclava
Small
Easy
1
Very Small
Difficult
4
Castleford Station
Medium
Moderate
Exam Time Rapids
1W
Bruceton
unknown
Remote
1
Eganville
Small
Easy
First Chute
3W
Squirrel Depot
unknown
Remote
4
Fourth Chute
Medium
Easy
Grants Creek Falls
3
Stonecliffe
unknown
unknown
Highland Falls
3W
Griffith
unknown
Remote
1
Very Small
Remote
Jacks Chute
1
Bonnechere
unknown
unknown
Old Killaloe Cascade
1D
Old Killaloe
unknown
unknown
2
Pakenham
Small
Everyone
Rifle Chute
1W
Bruceton
unknown
Remote
2
Renfrew
Small
Easy
Sheedy Creek Falls
1
Small
Difficult
Slate Falls
3W
Slate Falls
unknown
Remote
Slate Falls
3W
Griffith
unknown
Remote
Split Rock Rapids on Madawaska
1W
Bruceton
unknown
Remote
Third Chute
1
Douglas
unknown
unknown


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