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This small cascade is only visitable from the road bridge. Maps show that there is a right-of-way along the watercourse, but that the land on either side is private property. I've heard from people that have reported that the property is posted on either side of the river.

The view from the bridge is modest, and is looking downstream. The river is covered by forest, and thick green vegetation in summer can block most of the view. Things open up a lot in winter, and I suspect that pleasant photos could be taken during the fall colour season.

Parking is along the roadside. While Hoodstown Road is not super-busy, there are some blind corners. Anyone that chooses to park and walk along the roadway does so at their own risk.

This site is coded yellow just to get your attention that viewing is only available from the side of the road.

Some Key Facts
Region Cottage
County Muskoka
Near Etwell
Watercourse Buck River
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 8%
Ownership Roadside only
Size Small
Type Cascade
Modification Dam, private property
Access Easy
Top / Bottom Easy to view / Prohibited
Trail conditions Roadside
Hiking Time 1 min
Coordinates 45.3644,-79.3443
Site ID WOO.MUS.026
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.