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About Duchesnay Falls

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Memebers of our Facebook group consistently mention this as one of the best waterfall destinations in Ontario. I've given it 5 stars, even in spite of the fact that it can dry down significantly in summer. It isn't a giant falls either, and is fed by a watershed of just under 100 square kilometres. But it reamins a favourite of many, and offers lots of different vantage points for photos and exploring.

There are multiple waterfall sections located here. The largest is on the west channel, but smaller, interesting ones are on the east channel. More cascades are located upstream. The walk from the parking lot is not long. Note that the trails follow some steep hills to get to the top of the falls and beyond. Reaching the base of the west channel can be blocked by deeper water during wet periods.

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Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Nipissing
Near North Bay
Watercourse Duchesnay River
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 17%
Ownership North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority
Landscape Natural, forested
Size Large
Type Complex Cascade
Modification Natural
Access Moderate
Top / Bottom Moderate / Moderate
Trail conditions
Hiking Time 5 min
Coordinates 46.3358,-79.511
Site ID WOO.NIP.018
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.