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Best spots for waterfalls in Ontario's Highlands

1. Grand Falls in Almonte

Almonte Waterfall

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Grand Falls Almonte

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The Mississippi River runs through the charming town of Almonte, and the best thing about the spectacular Grand Falls is that it can be enjoyed right in the heart of town. Listen to the rushing of the water as you stroll the streets and visit little shops, or enjoy the views from a patio with friends.

2. High Falls in Algonquin Park

High Falls Algonquin Park

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Hidden at the end of a little trail in one of Ontario’s most iconic Provincial Parks, High Falls features breathtaking pools and natural water slides, surrounded by waterfalls and rock cliffs. This one is definitely photo worthy!

3. The Springs at Cartwright Springs

Cartwright Springs

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Not only are the springs on the property of Pakenham’s Cartwright Springs Brewery peaceful to look at, but they’re functional too – Andre, the owner of the brewery uses the spring water to produce his beer. Follow your visit with a tour and sampling.

4. The Chute at Crooked Slide Park in Combermere

Crooked Slide Park Waterfall

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The reconstructed log chute in this park is a favourite spot for photographers and visitors looking for a quiet escape. Pack a picnic and bring a book for an afternoon well-spent.

5. Slide Lake Loop at Frontenac Provincial Park

Frontenac Waterfall

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This series of waterfalls is perfect for hikers. Located in the most rugged part of Frontenac Provincial Park, it can be accessed through a loop trail that features excellent lake views – and drops 16 metres!

6. Fourth Chute Falls near Bonnechere Caves

Caves and Waterfalls

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Explore falls and caves in the same day with a visit to Bonnechere Caves, where  you can tour an underground ancient cave, then take a walk along a beautiful trail and relax by the water.

7. Lakeshore Hiking Trail at Silent Lake Provincial Park

Waterfall Silent Lake Provincial Park

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You can enjoy wildlife, a waterfall and several scenic lookouts onto Silent Lake from this beautiful hiking trail, which often becomes the backdrop for annual family hikes and fun.

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