Keefer Falls in October 2010
This one needs a disclaimer: Keefer Falls is on private property. Don’t visit it.
Alrighty? A little under 4 years ago, my dad and I visited Keefer Falls, one of the many waterfalls in the Owen Sound area. The book I was using, “Waterfalls of Ontario” by Mark Harris, had updates that a few waterfalls were now on private land, but Keefer Falls wasn’t one of them at that time. We got to the area where Keefer Falls was, and there were no private property signs that I can remember, so we found the falls, went to the base, and then wandered back to our car. Along the way, we found remnants of old homesteads and farming equipment.
It wasn’t until researching later that I found out that Keefer Falls was on private property. Whether that was a recent occurrence or not, I don’t know. Keefer Falls is a pretty 25′ waterfall, and yet you and I shouldn’t visit it. It’s just that simple. If you’re desperate for other waterfalls, check out Indian Falls, Jones Falls, Weaver’s Creek Falls, Inglis Falls, or Walters Falls, all of which are within driving distance.
Directions: It’s on private property.
Accessibility: It’s on private property. (0/10)
Length of Hike: Who Knows?
Where in the World is Keefer Falls?: It’s in Ontario.
Inglis Falls is one of the more impressive waterfalls in the Owen Sound area. It is rather unique, with the waterfall widening toward the base. It is also rather easy to visit, being only a few miles outside of Owen Sound. Driving there poses no difficulty, and other waterfalls are nearby (some smaller ones that aren’t always advertised widely).
Once you get to the falls, you may have to pay an entrance fee, though when we visited in late October, there wasn’t anybody collecting a fee. There is a major viewpoint where the picture was taken, which is great, especially when the sun is not shining right above the falls! If you cross the bridge above the falls, you may not necessarily get any good views. Now, there is a hike to the base of the falls, though it is not simple. At first, the hike is pretty clear, and then at some point, the trail essentially ends. You’ll have to bushwack and rock-hop to get to a great view at the base of the falls. It’s not terrible, at least compared to other experiences I’ve had…just keep track of the easiest way to get back to the trail.
- From Owen Sound, head south on 2nd Ave East, which turns into 2nd Ave SE.
- Turn left on Inglis Falls Road, and head south on Inglis Falls Rd.
- After a short distance, you’ll end up at the entrance to the park, where there is parking available.
Accessibility: 10/10 (easy, from main viewpoint)
Hike: no hike required
Inglis Falls in October 2010
Where in the World is Inglis Falls?