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Spencer Gorge Conservation Area

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Address: Fallsview Road, Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario L9H 4W2, Canada
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+1 905-628-3060

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Nice place for a hike

Nice hike overlooking the city. The cliff is beautiful as are Tews falls. We didn't get to see Webster's falls because they charge an extra fee. But if you want to see Dundas... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rosa E
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great picnic areas. Great waters and miles of hiking. Only unfortunate thing is they charge more for parking now :( but I feel it's still worth it!

Thank Kaylynn C
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

DO NOT FALL FOR THE BUS SCAM, but DO visit the beautiful falls. This new system started recently so that explains the previous good reviews and the photos of sights you'll never see with your $30 entrance fee. It didn't make sense that there were police officers blocking every entrance or possible parking spot in the whole town, that they... More 

Thank Katrina D
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice hike overlooking the city. The cliff is beautiful as are Tews falls. We didn't get to see Webster's falls because they charge an extra fee. But if you want to see Dundas Peak/Tews falls for free without paying stupid parking/entrance fees you can park on Bond St. in Dundas, walk up King St towards the peak and then cross... More 

Thank Rosa E
Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of good stuff and plenty of history here I am finding out. Nice place to go for a summer stroll

Thank Bubaloo11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Check out parking and admission fee before you visit. They charge parking fee per vehicle, plus admission fee for each person. So 4 people and 1 car will coat $30. They also have annual membership but that may not be valid on weekends in summer months. Too expensive if you only stay for a short while.

2 Thank Sandra C
Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Websters Falls is great, the park is clean and inviting. Tews Falls is high but has very little water going over it just a trickle during high season. Both parking lots will be closed at Websters and Tews from now on from May to Nov. I would strongly recommend going to Christies Lake Conservation Area first as there is lots... More 

3 Thank Mark O
Lombard, Illinois
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

$20 for 2 people and they only accept cash. Niagara Falls is free. How can you charge this much to look at a natural attraction? Money grab. No thanks. Not with it.

5 Thank dmetz534
Ancaster, Canada
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

You need to find a local who will get you to the memorable but secret garden entry point. Once you have it, you are in for a special treat for an hour, longer if you take a camera or friends. The river gorge rushes better than the Mercede at Yosemite and does not disappoint. Hiking poles and boots are helpful.... More 

Thank Roger C
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Webster’s Falls is a curtain waterfall 22 metres in height. Located at the Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls Conservation area in Greensville, its source is Spencer Creek. It is one of two falls within the Spencer Gorge, and with a crest of 24 metres, it is the largest in the region. It is also probably the most popular and widely known fall... More 

Thank herrhackl
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

The conservation area is very pretty and relaxing. There are 2 waterfalls here, Webster's and Tew's. The cascading waters are just beautiful to all the senses and are the primary highlights of this area. There are hiking trails that are not overly challenging, except for the wet mud during the spring thaw.

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