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Hiking to a Winter Waterfall

guided hike

Hiking to a Winter Waterfall

27 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hiking to a Winter Waterfall

guided hike

Hiking to a Winter Waterfall

27 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We’ll begin our hike at the trailhead in Harrison Park, the “jewel in the crown” of Owen Sound (25 minutes from Sauble Beach, 40 minutes from the Blue Mountains, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Tobermory, and 2 hours from Toronto Pearson International Airport). We’ll scale the 500-million-year-old Niagara Escarpment and wind through the Grey Bruce Arboretum, where we can count up to 60 different species of local and exotic trees. Here, we’ll cross a picturesque footbridge spanning the Sydenham River. During the Spring and Fall, this is an excellent vantage point to watch steelhead salmon and rainbow trout as they battle upstream. From here, we connect with the Bruce Trail, the oldest and longest footpath in Canada. We’ll meander along the babbling Sydenham, then pass through some spectacular geology as we twist and weave through rocky crevices, hug limestone cliffs, discover fossilized colonial corals, and climb over ice-age boulders left behind more than 12,000 year ago during the last glaciation. Soon, we will arrive in the Inglis Falls Conservation Area, an Ontario Certified Model Forest. There are ancient eastern white cedars here that are more than 600 years old! The highlight (and reward!) of our hike, Inglis Falls is an 18-metre-high cascade waterfall spilling into a glacial gorge. On a clear day, we can see down the valley into the City of Owen Sound.

Your host

Learn more about Hailey

Hailey

Hikes are led by Hailey, a South Florida transplant who fell in love with Owen Sound! As an active member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Hailey has hiked the Bruce Trail from Niagara to Tobermory. She is an avid traveller, conservationist, educator, and iPhone photographer. She has scaled the Andes Mountains in Patagonia, sailed across the Gulf Stream to the Abaco Islands, and been deported from Estonia. She is a knowledgeable and passionate host who specializes in hosting unique and personalized experiences with emphasis on science education and nature conservation. She also offers Sailing Charters on Georgian Bay (https://www.airbnb.ca/experiences/903953). Follow her sailing adventures on Instagram @sailinggeorgianbay.

What's included

Drinks
Cup of Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate at the Waterfall
Tickets
Entrance to Inglis Falls Conservation Area
Equipment
Air-Activated Hand Warmers, Official Bruce Trail Reference Maps, Wilderness First Aid Kit

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Where you'll be

Highlights include visiting Inglis Falls, scaling ice-age boulders dropped during the last glaciation 12,000 years ago, discovering fossilized colonial corals in the 500-million-year-old Niagara Escarpment, meandering along and crossing the Sydenham River, walking through an Ontario Certified Model Forest, learning about local flaura and fauna at the Grey Bruce Arborteum, and visiting the “jewel in the crown” of Owen Sound that is Harrison Park.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

This hike is just under 6km, or 3.5 miles, and takes about two hours at a decent pace. It is rated Moderate by AllTrails. We will experience elevation change and rocky footing. Dogs welcome! If a time or date is not available on the calendar, please inquire and we will do our best to accommodate!

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Hailey
Hiking to a Winter Waterfall
27 reviews
From $38/person
27 reviews
From $38/person