The Waterfalls Ride

At this point in time, this is an UNOFFICIAL Ride until we have a tailgunner available. If I can't get a tail, then it will run as an unofficial ride, meaning that each rider is totally responsible for their own ride. I'll just be the guy telling you where to turn so you don't get lost.

Ontario is full of all sorts of neat little waterfalls. So many in fact that I thought we should go out and explore a few of them. Four to be precise, starting at Belfountain Falls, then Eugenia Falls, Walter's Falls and finally, Inglis Falls. If you're interested, there's even a website devoted to Ontario's waterfalls.
http://waterfallsofontario.com/


Note that the amount of water coming over these falls will depend on how much rain we've had and how dry the summer is.

Here's a description of each of the falls we'll stop at.

The waterfall at Belfountain Conservation Area is a pleasant surprise. The upper portion of the falls has been increased in height by a dam that holds back a recreational pond. But the lower portion is an all natural cascade. A suspension style footbridge crosses the river gorge immediately downstream of the falls making for a great visiting experience.
Rated 3 out of 5

Eugenia Falls is a fairly well-known waterfall. The waterfall is tall, but fairly narrow, as it does not usually discharge a large amount of water. You are treated to a view of the crest of the waterfall from the parking lot. Stay on the "safe" side of the stone wall, since the vertical cliffs here are easily 30 m high! For a more panoramic view, walk to the left on the trail along the edge of the forested gorge (stay behind the fence!). Find the clearings in the woods and look back to the falls for a beautiful view.
Rated 4 out of 5

Walters Falls is located on the Big Head River in the village of Walters Falls. There are remnants of an old mill a the top and there is a small bridge near the top where you can cross over the river and view the falls from a different perspective. The falls have been estimated to be about 14 m in height. Access is very easy, as you can park almost right next to the falls. This is one of the few "side-by-side" waterfalls in Ontario.
Rated 3 out of 5

Inglis Falls is the highlight waterfall for the Owen Sound area. Large, pretty, and well developed, it rarely disappoints. The falls is about 18 m high, and exhibits a peculiar fan-shaped structure. This is not a wilderness waterfall, and you should expect a near-full parking lot on summer weekends. To get away from the crowd, follow the trail along the left bank of the river, past the wooden lookout platform to the short break in the woods near the road. Look for the path between two large vertical limestone blocks and continue into the gorge.
Rated 5 out of 5

This is a long day, so we'd like to restrict this ride to 250cc and up scooters. Sorry, but we'll need to maintain[masked] kph and there's lots of long hills.

Also note, that there will/might be a small admission charge to some of the Conservation Areas where these falls are located.

The Route:
http://goo.gl/maps/uO3fC
387 km

NOTE: This route will include approximately 9-1/2 km of Highway 410 right at the north end, from Queen Street up to where it becomes Hwy 10. This is a 100 km/h zone.

Fuel Stops (cumulative distances approximately)
1) 94 km
2) 200 km
3) 285 km
4) 378 km

Food Stops
70 km (Timmies) After Belfountain Falls
200 km (East Side Marios) Owen Sound, before Inglis Falls
285 km (Timmies)

Now for that legal stuff we require......

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  • Janice Z.

    Phew????????? You can say that again. Just got home 10:15 p.m. I put 620 km on my bike. Loved the ride but I think we might need to stop at three waterfalls if we do it again!!!!!!!!!

    2 · August 24, 2013

    • Ann G.

      I don't know how you did it Janice, I was bagged when I got home at 8

      1 · August 26, 2013

    • Janice Z.

      I think it was straight adrenalin. Last hour alone I talked to myself all the way home. Another new adventure - riding for hours after dark!!!!

      2 · August 26, 2013

  • Ann G.

    How weird is it to have Steve in your head? but it was worth it. As usual he planned a spectacular ride. Sorry I had to cut out before the last waterfall but I was running out of ME gas. ( bike was fine ) got home at 8:05. Thanks for the help with the new helmet, James. Thanks for sorting out my new Scala, Steve and Ed. I am Montreal bound on Friday. Have a good long weekend everyone, eat loads of ribs for me.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Alby T.

    Wow, what a great day, and got a great nights sleep. Boy was I tired. It's been to long visiting Georgian bay and it doesn't disappoint. Great group of riders to hang out with. See you all in Dover ;-)

    Cheers,
    Tross

    2 · August 25, 2013

  • Janice Z.

    Waterfalls were beautiful. The last one was particularly magnificent. Steve did a fantastic job organizing this. Long ride for me coming from Oshawa but worth the effort to attend and spend time with the wonderful members of this club.

    3 · August 24, 2013

  • Janice Z.

    Should have said thanks to the guys for getting me safely to Davis Drive. I was close to an hour from there to home but I knew my was so it was a fairly easy ride. Also, great work Steve for planning this ride. Looking forward to the next one.

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • Steve_YYZ

    Phew!!! 15 hours from leaving hone to getting back, and 445 km for me on the day, and some have ridden longer depending where they lived. But what a ride. Thanks everybody for the great company and making this a pleasant day. And the weather was wonderful, neither too hot or too cold.

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • Wess

    Nice ride. Now i KNOW i need to upgrade my seat or do something about the cushion

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Patti

    Amazing!! As usual great ride & thank you Steve for planning this one. Appreciate all the hard work that goes into these rides.
    Loved the company!

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Wess

    Im on my way pls wait

    August 24, 2013

  • Wess

    Shoot i thought we were meeting at sq 1

    August 24, 2013

  • Steve_YYZ

    Ok folks. If any of you have a Garmin GPS, I've just posted the Garmin gdb file in the Files section which contains the route we're going to be running.

    August 21, 2013

  • Jai

    As much as I love to be on my bike, if anyone would like to join this ride I will bow out as I really should get some stuff done around the house:-(

    August 1, 2013

    • Jai

      I hate to admit it, but Steve was right! Considering I got nothing done this weekend on the "projects" they'll have to be next years projects and maybe the many more years to come:-) LOL! So, I will be riding on the 24th!

      1 · August 5, 2013

  • Jai

    I am getting torn between all these great rides or staying home and finish all the projects I was suppose to have finished last summer! LOL. Anyway, not just saying this because I am on the waiting list, but wondering if I should register for a course at Ed's School Of Professional Gunners, so that I may help out in cases like these....just a thought!

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Jai

      If I was to ever lead, I will guarantee two things. It will be adventurous because we will get lost, but fun as usual with such a great bunch:-) Never thought I'd be riding as much. Thanks to all for their part in making every ride a good experience, especially Steve for his dedication to planning and Ed for being the gunner on pretty well most of the rides I've been a part of. BTW, I am going to make a t-shirt - Front = "I ride with -->" back = "BurgaChicas --->", since I think all the ladies will soon have a Burg:-) LOL

      1 · August 1, 2013

    • bocutter (.

      I am also torn, between riding or attending the annual Galoot BBQ. [Galoot: Woodworker who works primarily with hand tools.]

      August 2, 2013

  • Suzanna

    I will be following by car.

    July 28, 2013

  • Ann G.

    OK Steve, I have dug out my Grandmother's buttertart recipe to make good on my bribe. he he he....he ain't cheap OR easy, but he can be bribed with pastry. :)

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Lady Vespa, G.

    Should be a lot of fun!

    July 25, 2013

  • David M.

    this one sounds like a lot of fun!!!

    July 25, 2013

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