Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Tew's Falls

After Webster's Falls (see previous post), we headed towards Tew's Falls making our way along the footpath through the trees at the edge of Spencer Gorge.
This is part of the Bruce Trail which connects Niagara with the Bruce Peninsula. The trail took us up these steps... there's YoungerSon halfway up making sure he gets in the picture.

The Autumn colours this year are stunning. The TV Weather Man said it's because we've had a rainy summer.

If that's true, then these colours make up for the wet weather.

Almost at the Falls and this is the view from the top over the Dundas Valley.

At Tew's Falls, little Logie's Creek plunges 41 metres (135 feet) to the rocks below, a few metres less in height than Niagara Falls. The falls are 9 metres (27.4 feet) wide at the top.

Tew's Falls got its name from Johnson Tew who came to Canada in the year 1874. This land, the falls and ravine were owned by the Tew family until the Spencer Creek Conservation Authority purchased it in the 1960s.

The Tew family provided mechanical services to the surrounding area in their day, and there is a rumour that on one foggy day a team of horses pulling a plow took a wrong step and went right over the cliff.
Remember, it's only a rumour.

19 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Looks like paradise.

Joanne said...

Wow. Would love to hike that trail/stairs. Nature goes to extremes, doesn't she? Rain to this foliage? Beautiful.

Changes in the wind said...

Such a beautiful place!!

photowannabe said...

I would love to hike there with the gorgeous leaves and waterfalls.
Right now our neighbors cat is stalking the hummingbird right outside the diningroom window. He's never successful but it keeps him entertained all day.

Missicat said...

Wow. Just wow. just...wow. That is sooo beautiful, would love to be out hiking right now!

dabrah said...

What fabulous scenery. I love waterfalls.

dabrah said...

kdWhat fabulous scenery. I love waterfalls.

Hilary said...

Just beautiful. I've walked some of the Bruce Trail - closer to the Niagara escarpment (Rattlesnake Point) and admire those who have hiked the full trail. So many beautiful points along the way. Great photos!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The foliage is truly beautiful this year. Nice photos!

Leena said...

Such wonderful scenes! And you can walk and be happy, it`s fine. Also I walked this morning 8 km ( about 5 miles )with my friend in the woods in the sunshine - it was marvellous. Being healthy and able to do walking, hiking, climbing . . . it`s so good thing. I just spoke with my other friend, who has Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) and she can not any more walk, it`s awful to see and so sad.

Be happy in Florida :)

Libbys Blog said...

I have definately got to come to america one 'fall'. I belive the colours are even more psectacular than here!!
Lovely post!

madretz said...

I'm green with envy, as green as all of our trees here. When you get to florida and you don't see fall, think of me.

tut-tut said...

Looks so lovely. It's like that here, but we never get that real nip in the air. Sigh.

lettuce said...

i'm loving all these autumnal posts i've been reading. your photos are so beautiful

Stacey said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! What wonderful fall colours! About the dance: I have no idea which dance that was in my post. I couldn't find the name, and didn't recognize it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE SCD! How much fun is it, anyway? And now I have a hubby to share it with! He's new to it, but is a natural, I think. And do I gather from your blog that you are a Snowbird?? Florida is my home, before here. What part to you go to? Do you dance there as well? Best wishes for a happy trip! :-) Stacey

Peter said...

I thought I took some nice autumn pictures the other day... when seeing these, I believe I will probably not publish them! Wow!

Frank Baron said...

Terrific pics. And yes, it's sure becoming a spectacular fall this year. Great eye candy almost anywhere you look.

Those steps sure look a lot like work though....

Wendy said...

Simply awesome! You capture the essence of autumn.

Ming the Merciless said...

The last photo of the waterfall is amazing. It looked like a great adventure for a nice weekend.