If you’re looking for a great summer hike near Toronto, grab your bathing suit and start getting excited – we’ve got just the place.
DeCew Falls is located just 15 minutes south of St. Catharines, or about 1.5 hours from Toronto (on a good traffic day).
There is both an upper and lower falls for you to discover as well as the chance to hit up the Bruce Trail for a beautiful hike. Of course, it’s the waterfalls you’re going to want to make a point of seeing the most though.
The upper DeCew falls is a 22-metre plunge waterfall while the lower is a smaller eight-metre cascade variety, both of which are stunning in their own way. (Especially in your Instagram feed.)
Pro tip: you can actually scramble down into the gorge further along the trail – be careful, it’s steep, slippery, and muddy right now – to get up close to the upper falls and even step behind them.
Throw in an adorable old mill, a tire swing, and a beautiful summer day and this could be the perfect weekend road trip.
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Just don’t forget your bathing suit. And be careful!
Disclaimer: To ensure your safety and well-being when visiting parks, please stay on marked trails, abide by trail closure signs, and hike with a friend for increased safety. To avoid hazards, we recommend keeping a safe distance back from slopes, bluffs and river edges.
For more information on how to stay safe while enjoying Parks Canada places please visit this website.
Stay safe and enjoy the great outdoors!