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

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   About this Waterfall
Rating: 2/5  Size: Small Access: Everyone Type: Wide Cascade under Bridge

Waterfall Region: Eastern    County: Renfrew    Near: Pakenham

Watercourse: Mississippi River   Latitude, Longitude: 45.3362, -76.2869

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The river only falls by a few metres at this location, and it is admittedly not very large. But the falls extend about 100 m across the river, with lots of exposed sedimentary bedrock along the shore. You have to work for some good photos, but they can be had. The 5-span masonary bridge found immediately upstream from the falls makes it worth the drive. Built in 1903, this is the only one of it's kind in North America. This is a nice little tourist village. The falls aren't spectacular, but the overall setting makes for a good outing.  (updated June 20, 2014).

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