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This very tiny rapids is barely worth including here. The total fall is less than half a metre, and most people would be disappointed to find it if they were expecting a falls. But it's got bedrock, and is fairly easily accessed.

William's photo shows that even the littlest falls can be an attractive spot to sit and relax. A few more rapids are found just downstream, but I haven't seen them. The North River actually hosts several small to medium-small waterfalls.

The closest is about 3-4 km downstream. The river is quite sinuous, and this could be a long back-and-forth paddle from the footbridge. The photos that I have seen show that it is bigger than the one featured here, but perhaps only 1-2 m high.

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Nipissing
Near Songis
Watercourse North River
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 7%
Ownership Hydro Right of Way
Landscape Wilderness
Size Very Small
Type Rock Rapids
Modification Footbridge
Access Moderate
Top / Bottom Moderate / Moderate
Trail conditions Dirt
Hiking Time 7-8 min
Coordinates 46.366,-79.1865
Site ID WOO.NIP.050
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