Burleigh Falls
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

I love Burleigh Falls. It's not much of a waterfall - there are a few chutes and very low cascades. But there is lots of opportunity to explore. If you aren't afaid of getting your feet wet, you can safely wade across the wide, shallow river to some small rocky islands adjacent to the falls. Water from Lower Buckhorn Lake drains to Stony Lake through a short river about 100 meters in width. Flowing over a broad expanse of bedrock, the river eventually breaks into several different small falls and chutes that wind around a half dozen islands at the lower reaches of the river.

During lower flows children may be seen swimming safely in the small plunge pool at the base of the falls. From Hwy 28, watch for Old Burleigh Rd, just before the bridge over the river. Follow the road for a few hundred metres, go around the bend, and watch for the parking area in the woods on the left.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Eastern
County: Peterborough
Near: Burleigh Falls
River: Otonabee River
Size: Small
Type: Complex Cascade
Access: Easy
Coordinates: 44.5564, -78.202
Parking: Click for Parking Lot Directions

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