Grand Falls on Mississippi
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

Set in the heart of Almonte, Grand Falls is difficult to describe. The top of the falls is formed by a low water control dam, which though artificial, doesn't impose too much on the scene. The river then falls over a series of steep cascades next to an old mill (which has been converted to touristy stores - go behind the building to find the old mill gears on display). The river then flows under the road bridge and then spreads out into a lower cascade, prior to emptying into a pond.

At low flow you can explore a "boulder-delta" in this area. At high flow during spring runnoff, don't leave the comfort of the road bridge. Same with the upper portion on the other side of the road - it can range from a trickle to a torrent, depending on stream discharge.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Eastern
County: Lanark
Near: Almonte
River: Mississippi River
Size: Medium
Type: Complex Cascade with Dam
Access: Easy
Coordinates: 45.2258, -76.1991
Parking: No parking map yet

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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!

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