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This is a very small but picturesque cascade on the Kennissis River, between Big Hawk Lake and Nunikani Lake. It cannot be reached by land. It is possible to paddle (or boat) to the falls; the river is part of the Gull River Canoe Routes.

Paddlers could probably park and access the water at Big Hawk Lake Marina. This is on the opposite (south) end of the lake, and is just 500 m up the road from the Hawk Lake Log Slide. Paddle distance to the falls would be about 5 km. There may be a closer place to put in, but it looks like the lake is otherwise rimmed by private cottages.

Driving directions lead to the Marina for convenience. Please call ahead to ask if you wish to leave your car for the day.

Some Key Facts
Region Cottage
County Haliburton
Near Little Hawk Lake
Watercourse Kennissis River
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 23%
Ownership Crown Water
Landscape Cottage Country
Size Small
Type Cascade
Modification Natural
Access Shorter Water Route
Top / Bottom /
Trail conditions Shorter Water Route
Hiking Time
Coordinates 45.1845,-78.7445
Site ID WOO.HAL.022
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.