Decew Falls Lower
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

Unlike its far better known neighbour, the lower falls at Decew is hidden in thick woods and much less visited. This is partly because it's smaller and less refined, but also because it is challenging (danger) to visit up close. From the parking lot, walk past the old Morningstar Mill to the trail beyond the fence. Turn left and walk downstream for a few hundred metres until you "hear" the lower falls. There may be a safe point at which you can lower yourself down into the river gorge... look for evidence that other people have safely descended, such as a yellow helper rope.

If you aren't confident that you can safely get back up, then PLEASE do not go down! This one is only for physically fit and experienced hikers.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Greater Toronto
County: Niagara
Near: Power Glen
River: Beaver Dam Creek
Size: Medium
Type: Plunge
Access: Challenging
Coordinates: 43.1104, -79.2679
Parking: Click for Parking Lot Directions

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Get descriptions and directions for over 125 of the best waterfalls in Ontario. Each is illustrated by full-page colour photos by professional photographer, George Fischer.

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Mark Harris hereby notifies you that he makes no guarantee that it is safe to visit any waterfall identified on this site. Conditions can change. Always use caution.
  Mark Harris hereby notifies you that this web site does not give you permission to visit this waterfall or to trespass.

  The northern and eastern portions of the province (as well as the Bruce Peninsula) are "bear territory". Be prepared!

  Mark Harris hereby notifies you that he makes no guarantee that the directions provided on this web site are correct, safe and/or legal.

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