Duchesnay Falls
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

This is a great site that shouldn't be missed. Duchesnay Falls starts as a series of low, picturesque cascades on the river. The river soon breaks into two main channels, each which tumble over several different waterfalls. The east channel has two main waterfalls as well as a "staircase-like" cascade. The uppermost falls is the "staircase" cascade, where a narrow section of the river flows down through the forest over a narrow bedrock exposure at about a 30 degree angle. The second waterfall is a 8 to 10 m high cascade, occuring just 20-30 m downstream of the split between the two channels.

You can easily get to the base of this waterfall by finding a short route off the main path. The third, lowest falls on the east branch is the waterfall shown above. This is a good slide-class waterfall, falling about 7 to 8 m over a reach of the same length.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Northeast
County: Nipissing
Near: North Bay
River: Duchesnay River
Size: Large
Type: Complex Cascade
Access: Moderate
Coordinates: 46.3358, -79.511
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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.
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  The northern and eastern portions of the province (as well as the Bruce Peninsula) are "bear territory". Be prepared!

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