About Wilsons Falls
Wilsons Falls is the smallest of the big 3 waterfalls at Bracebridge. But it's my favourite. The site has something for everyone. A modest hike past the generating station and raceway takes you to a metal bridge over a very low dam. You can see old dam-related implements and machinery on the ground on your way there. Cross the dam, turn right and follow the trail along this long, low trough of a waterfall. Things get steeper the further you go. Eventually the falls spills into small bay on the Muskoka River; you will pass by the far side of this bay on your drive in. If you continue down the hill and hike past the falls, a scenic trail follows along the short of the river for quite a way. After about 500 m you will come to Wilson Trail Falls, which is a very small person-scale waterfall, crossed in the middle by a small wooden footbridge. To access Wilsons Falls, drive to the north end of Wilsons Falls Rd, up the hill, past the hydro station, and park in the small gravel parking lot. While the waterfall scores 4 stars, it can suffer from very low flow during hot summers. The hiking and exploration is still good even if the falls are running low.
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