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About Furnace Falls on Irondale

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Furnace Falls can be dissapointing at first. It's marked on most road maps, but is no more than a metre or two high. The falls are visible from the bridge as you cross the Irondale river.

The passive park surrounding the site is a great place for a rest stop and the falls, while small, are picturesque. And even though the falls is very small, it continues to be a bit of a fan favourite on our Facebook group. Small and accessible often beats big and inaccessible.

NOTE: As a reminder, even small waterfalls like this can be deadly. Someone lost their life here a few years ago. You must be careful around all waterfalls. Remember. inclusion of any waterfall on this web site does not guarantee that it is safe to visit.

Note also that the community of Furnace Falls is not at the same location. If using a GPS, please be sure that you are aware of this discrepency.

Some Key Facts
Region Cottage
County Haliburton
Near Furnace Falls
Watercourse Irondale River
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 15%
Ownership Township of Minden Hills
Landscape Cottage Country, open
Size Small
Type Wide Barrier Cascade
Modification Natural
Access Easy
Top / Bottom Easy / Easy
Trail conditions Dirt
Hiking Time 2 min
Coordinates 44.8264,-78.5617
Site ID WOO.HAL.012
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.