Tew's Falls

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Tews Falls
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Tews Falls
Location Hamilton, Ontario
Coordinates 43°16′51″N 79°58′42″W / 43.28082°N 79.9784°W / 43.28082; -79.9784
Type Plunge
Total height 41 m (135 ft)
Total width 9 m (30 ft)
Watercourse Logie's Creek

Tews Falls, is a 41 metre ribbon waterfall (only a few metres shorter than Niagara Falls), and is the tallest waterfall found in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Located at the Spencer Gorge / Webster's Falls Conservation Area in Greensville, its source is Logie's Creek.[1] It is a short walking distance away from Webster's Falls. Also known as Hopkin's Falls and Tunis's Falls. Best viewed in the springtime as it tends to dry up in the summer months.

Nearby attractions include the Bruce Trail, Dundas Peak, Crooks Hollow Conservation Area, Christie Lake Conservation Area, Carnegie Gallery in downtown Dundas. There is a picnic area and bathroom facilities located at Christie Lake Conservation Area.

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In Hamilton, take Main Street West past McMaster University and straight into Dundas. Take it straight past the library and up the hill. Continue straight through a Y-junction of sorts and then turn right on Harvest Rd. There are signs pointing in the direction of the falls. The parking lot is on the right-hand side of the road.

Tews Falls can be reached from Webster's falls via a 30-minute hike along the Bruce Trail, or by a 5-minute drive down Harvest Road to the Tews Falls parking area.[2]

From Toronto you can go West on Dundas Street (Highway #5) until you turn south on Brock Street (To Greensville), left on Harvest road.

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  1. ^ "Hamilton- Waterfall Capital of the World". (www.cityofwaterfalls.ca). Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Great Lakes Waterfalls & Beyond: Tews Falls". (www.gowaterfalling.com). Retrieved 2008-07-09. 


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