It’s obvious why Niagara Falls gets all the attention, but did you know there are a TON of other Waterfalls in the Hamilton area?
They’re not as big and thunderous as Niagara Falls and they don’t come with an abundance of overpriced trinket shops, but they’re still a great little excursion for your family.
A few weekends ago we visited two waterfalls. Tiffany Falls and Sherman Falls.
Hamilton Waterfalls Close to Home
Hamilton is known as the waterfall capital of the world and there are some good sites out there to help you navigate them. Such as http://www.waterfalls.hamilton.ca/ and http://tourismhamilton.com/hamilton-waterfalls and http://www.cityofwaterfalls.ca/
I chose Tiffany Falls and Sherman Falls for a few reasons;
- Easy access to the falls from the parking area (no long/difficult hiking with little ones and one of the paths is stroller friendly)
- Easy to get to these falls from the highway and close proximity to each other
- Free and almost free (Sherman Falls is free, Tiffany Falls was just 2 bucks for parking)
As I mentioned in my About page, my husband and I are originally west-coasters and we still love spending time there. We are always on the lookout for hikes and trails in the Halton area that come close to that beautiful scenery (not fair I know, but we still look!).
These 2 waterfall areas are pretty close to meeting that criteria!
First up – Tiffany Falls
I really liked the trail to the falls and I would definitely go back. I’ve seen some pics of this area in the winter and I think it would be a neat spot to check out when everything is frozen over.
Tiffany Falls is located near Wilson St. E. and Lower Lions Club Rd. in Hamilton. There is a very small parking lot and if you are coming north on Wilson St. E. there is not a lot of warning that it’s coming up.
The trail to the falls is really beautiful and stroller friendly. It is not perfectly flat and you will encounter a few spots with some rocks and uneven ground. When you arrive at the falls, there is a viewing platform with stairs, but everything before that should be easily navigated with a stroller.
I think it took us a leisurely 10-ish minutes to reach the falls from our parked car.