Swayze Falls
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

This is the largest of at least a dozen waterfalls in the Short Hills Park. Unlike most of the others, this one is on the west side of the park and is easy to access. It has historically been known to some people as "Dry Falls." This is a pretty waterfall as long as it's flowing. There is a great viewing platform along the right bank. Also, look for a footpath around the top of the waterfall and explore the bedrock channel that continues upstream for at least 100-200 m. It's just as interesting as the falls itself.

There is also a small cascade section about 300-400 m downstream, though I haven't visited it since the early 1990s! Accessing the base of the falls is possible, but you need to find a safe place to descend well downstream and then walk back upstream. I've seen very picturesque photos from this spot, though be aware that it is quite small.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Greater Toronto
County: Niagara
Near: St. John's
River: Twelve Mile Creek
Size: Medium
Type: Tall Ramp
Access: Easy
Coordinates: 43.0928, -79.3022
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