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About Woodland Waterfall

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According to Mapsbyjeff.com, this is the site of Tom Thomsons' famous painting 'Woodland Waterfall'. I haven't visited and don't yet have a photo to share. It is located at the south end of High Falls Lake and is very close to High Falls and the waterslide.

The waterfall isn't too big; perhaps 3 to 4 m in height. I have read in several articles that the forest has regrown in around the river since Thomson's time. Tight angles now make it impossible to get a photo that looks exactly like how Thomson painted it.

Unlike High Falls, I am not certain that you can reach Woodland Waterfall on foot. A trail leads south from the road to High Falls, but is located on the west side of High Falls Lake. If the river is low enough, it may be possible to rock hop or wade across to the far side. Anyone that does this does so at their own risk.

Reaching Woodland Waterfall requires visitors toget to the southeast shore of High Falls Lake. Doing so requires crossing the Barron River. I'm not sure how easy this is. Did Thomson do this on foot? Or did he canoe down High Falls Lake?

If you find this waterfall, please let me know. I've coded this blue to indicated that it may be necessary to paddle to. But aerial photography shows a fairly narrow stretch of the Barron River. It may be possible to cross here on foot, but I don't know.

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Nipissing
Near High Falls Lake
Watercourse Rouge Creek
Watershed / % Lakes /
Ownership Algonquin Provincial Park
Landscape Wilderness
Size Small
Modification Natural
Top / Bottom /
Trail conditions
Hiking Time
Coordinates 45.8601,-77.6873
Site ID WOO.NIP.079
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