Friday, July 26, 2019

Sheridan Falls and the Bruce Trail

I’m embarrassed to say that we have fallen behind with our New Years resolution to walk 100km of the Bruce Trail.

Yesterday afternoon was a perfect Ontario summer’s day so we decided to check out one of Hamilton’s waterfalls and hike some of the trails.

Hamilton is home to over 100 waterfalls. These waterfalls are one of Ontario’s best kept secrets. They first came to my attention when a Norwegian couple staying at my Bed and Breakfast said the falls were one of the highlights of their ten day trip. Some falls are close to a road and others you need to hike into. The guide to the falls explains everything you need to know to plan a spectacular visit. If you love nature and are in the  area, you should definitely check them out.

Since we only had a few hours, John and I started by checking out Sherman Falls. They were pretty close to the road and absolutely beautiful. We continued along the Bruce Trail into the Dundas Valley Conservation Area. It was pretty easy hiking with a groomed trail, mostly flat with a few modest hills. The lush trees kept us well shaded. We spotted a lone deer grazing in the greenery. While keeping us under her watchful gaze, she continued to nibble away.

Such a lovely way to spend a summer’s afternoon.

Total km hiked 5km

Main trail hiked July 25 (46.3-49.8) 3.5km

Total km of main trail hiked to date, 25.1km