Midway Falls
Photo by Mark Harris


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About this Waterfall

There are two ramp falls within about 30 m of each other. Neither is very photogenic, and it's pretty tough going to get down in front of them. But it's not ~that~ hard, and you will certainly be secluded. Each falls is about 3 m high. One interesting feature is that the river flows over a bare expanse of the Rochester Shale (I think), forming some interesting (but very, very small) little step cascades. These falls are about 200 m upstream of Mossy Falls. I wouldn't normally recommend visiting them on their own, but if you have some time after visiting Mossy Falls, why not scramble upstream to take a look.

From the aerial photo, it looks like you can find this falls from the road allowance leading south from the parking area at the end of Wiley Rd. Walk past the first creek (Scout Creek) and then look for a path to the right near the second creek. There should be a path along the edge of the field. You will need to walk about 250 m towards the back of the field, trying to stay close to the creek. After the hydro lines, the creek will start to incise right at the upper Midway Falls. Mossy Falls is 200 m downstream from here. Be warned that flows can be very low to nil during much of the year. Like all the falls in the Short Hills, you really need to plan your visit during the wettest times of the year, like after a big rain in Spring.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Greater Toronto
County: Niagara
Near: Decew Falls
River: Midway Creek
Size: Very Small
Type: 0
Access: Difficult
Coordinates: 43.0995, -79.27544
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