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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 19, 2017
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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

There are many water falls in this part of the world and the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area is a must.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

What a view!!! Always an epic spot to check out local scenery. Such an amazing hike to such a nice spot!!!

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

This summer was a dud for most waterfalls in the area due to the well below average rainfall, but this one still had enough flow to make the trip worth it. Be aware it's become quite the tourist trap, and part of the trail connecting it to Tew's falls is now closed off.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Hiking time an underwhelming 45 seconds from the carpark. If journey is the biggest part of the fun than this one is not for you. Though the falls themselves are beautiful and full of life, the surroundings are stale, entirely fenced off for someone's protection. Probably more of a summertime place.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I would guess most people who don't live near Hamilton have no idea these falls are there, Webster Falls are the more accessible, surrounded by an attractive park. Lots of people picnic there. And then Tews Falls are a 20+ minute hike. There is a small parking lot closer to them. Both quite impressive falls, dropping off the Escarpment.

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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This Conservation Area is home to many local families on the weekend where it can get quite busy. There are several places to view the falls and plenty of space for fun and picnicking.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

I got a huge gash on my forehead from a rock rolling and leaping down from the mountain. There were loose rocks everywhere!! Someone yelled rock and it seemed to be going on a predictable downward roll until it hit a branch and jumped on to my face. 7 stitches in my forehead and a cut on my lip and... More 

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