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This smaller cascade is only 150 m upstream of the main falls at Bracebridge. A bit gentler and a bit shorter, this is a nice bonus that you can view from the Entrance Drive bridge.

An historic mill building sits high above the right bank of the falls (looking downstream). This is part of the Bird's Mill complex. Bracebridge Power, which runs generating stations at several area waterfalls, is eyeing the buidling as another possible place to generate power.

A more intersting way to visit the falls is to start from the main Bracebridge Falls and make your way to the east side of the river, directly under the town's Silver Bridge. A trail leads upstream for 100 m or so, under the railway bridge, and then to a lookout platform on the side of the river. This gives a great view of the upper falls and dam.

Some Key Facts
Region Cottage
County Muskoka
Near Bracebridge
Watercourse Muskoka River (North Branch)
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 13%
Ownership Town of Bracebridge
Landscape Urban
Size Medium
Type Cascade under Bridge
Modification Water Level Control Dam. Old Mill
Access Easy
Top / Bottom Easy to view / Danger
Trail conditions Gravel
Hiking Time 5 min
Coordinates 45.0399,-79.3071
Site ID WOO.MUS.006
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