Mystery Falls
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

This falls lives up to its name. I had heard about it for years, but nobody seemed to know how to find it. Fortunately, it's now easily accessible along the Mystery Creek Side Trail of the main Ausable Trail. The falls is about 5 m high and features one of the deepest overhanging rock ledges that I've visited in Ontraio. You can stand up behind the falls. Unfortunately, this falls dries up completely for much of the year. The best time to visit is March, April and early May, and probably during a wet November. You will be disappointed at other times during the year.

There is a parking lot at the west end of Elm Tree Rd. Walk back east about 50 m to the trail, which leads off to the left. The hike is about 12-15 mins and features a few steep but short hills.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Lake Huron
County: Middlesex
Near: Arkona
River: Ausable River (tributary)
Size: Small
Type: Wide Plunge
Access: Challenging
Coordinates: 43.10727, -81.810541
Parking: Click for Parking Lot Directions

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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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