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.
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.
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
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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