The Falls of Hamilton: Vol 1

Yesterday Brandon and I decided to check out a few of the many waterfalls located in and around the Hamilton, Ontario area, and I was pleasantly surprised. It turned out to be a great day for exploring and we even happened upon a waterfall not marked on our map, which turned out to be my favorite of them all. Win!

First on our list was Tew's Falls followed up by Webster's Falls. Tew's was lovely and flowing just the right amount to showcase itself nicely. But when we got to Webster's we decided to not even bother trying to capture it. It was flowing way too much, and I felt we'd get a better shot on a normal day. So, we got back in the car and headed down the road again.

We were on our way to the Old Mill in Ancaster when we happened upon Sherman Falls, and we couldn't resist stopping. It was by far the best stop of the day! There were no crowds and the whole scene was absolutely beautiful. I could have sat there all day and just soaked up the beauty of it all, but we had to continue on to our next stop, the Old Mill. I wasn't impressed much, so we didn't stay there long.  The buildings were interesting, but the falls left much to be desired and were surrounded by too much man made stuff and not enough nature.

Next on our list was Felker's Falls which was quite lovely. I just wish there were an easy, on trail way to get down to the base for a better perspective. It was lovely nonetheless, and we got what shots we could. Though the clouds had cleared and the sun was plaguing us with less than perfect light.

Lastly, we made it to Albion Falls.  This beast of a waterfall is gorgeous, and I'll definitely have to go back again in better light and hopefully a less muddy trek down to the base. Needless to say, I'm not in love with my photos from this location, no fault of the waterfall, and I'll certainly go back when I can better plan my time of day/season.

Anyway, I leave you with a collage of some of my shots, which I will share individually from my social media sites as the days go on. The top photo in this collage is from Sherman Falls. Enjoy!