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New Waterfalls Added to Winter Tour

New Waterfalls Added to Winter Tour

January 2013 - by Grey County Tourism

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Grey County has expanded the popular Winter Waterfalls Snowshoe Guide for 2013 to include two new locations: Eugenia Falls in the Beaver Valley and Jones Falls just outside Owen Sound.

Both waterfalls are on the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail. Eugenia Falls rewards visitors with an easy walk to a stunning view of a 30-meter plunge, and Jones Falls offers a beautiful hike through the forest to an intimate cascade.

The best way to see these and the other five falls on the tour is on snowshoes.

You can certainly hike to the falls in sturdy boots, but for safe footing and to enjoy a longer hike, snowshoes are the ideal choice. Snowshoeing is enjoyable thanks to today’s lightweight, affordable and easy to maintain gear.


It can also provide a fitness challenge if you want it. Snowshoe Magazine says it is the world’s fastest growing winter sport (just ahead of snowboarding) and that you burn 45% more calories on snowshoes than by simply walking on a packed trail!

 

 

We've created a handy PDF complete with directions, parking information and trail maps plus information on where to rent snowshoes if you don’t have your own. For a perfect afternoon, pack some hot chocolate and snacks, a camera and your snowshoes and head out to the falls.

 

If you plan to snowshoe to area waterfalls, be sure to think about safety:

  • Remember to follow the signs along trails and roadways and do not venture off marked paths;
  • Be alert to dangers along the trails such as ice, falling snow, cliff edges, etc.;
  • Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing to suit the weather; snowshoes will be especially helpful to visit those with a longer hiking distance between the parking lot and the falls;
  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs when you leave.
  • Please do not litter or damage the natural setting of the waterfalls. Consider hiking in pairs or small groups.
  • Make sure that you are carrying some form of communication device. (cell phone or two-way radio)
  • Always ensure that someone knows where you are and what time you are expected back before heading out on a hike.



Winter Waterfall Hike Video:

Inglis Falls as seen from just south of the falls

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