Monday, April 5, 2010

McGowan Falls/ MyWorld

McGowan Falls, Durham, Ontario

Set within the Durham Conservation Area,  McGowan Falls is a gradual cascade, approximately 10 to 15 feet high. The setting is pretty with cedars growing all around.

The falls are named after a miller who used the Saugeen River's power to run his mill. But now there's a dam with a bridge leading to a hiking trail. Behind the dam  is a swimming area. No one except gulls and geese swimming there now. Brrrr!


Here you can see the sedimentary rock over and around which the river flows. It's dolostone formed millions of years ago under an ancient sea.


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30 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting stone formations. could you swim in the pond in the summertime? Falls are always a good subject. MB

see you there! said...

Looks like a perfect swimming hole to me - once the weather warms up of course.

Darla

Jarart said...

It would be nice to spend some time listening to the water flow.

EG Wow said...

MB,

There's a popular swimming hole above the dam.

Paulie said...

What a beautiful area. . . I could visit there often! It needs a bench tho . . . Ü

George said...

Thanks for sharing this pretty little waterfall with us. I think I'll wait a couple of months before trying out the swimming hole.

Barb said...

I bet it will soon be warm enough to swim! Looks as though there is a hiker crossing to the trail.

Martha Z said...

Looks like a great place to enjoy your world.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the beautiful old mills. That's small town Ontario. My Postis here.

Sylvia K said...

Great looking place, love the falls! And the swimming hole does look like a great place to go -- a little later in the summer, you understand!! Wonderful captures for the day! Have a great week!

Sylvia

LDH said...

I love coming by and visiting your part of the world! You share interesting places and great photography as well as being informative.

Nice stopping by!
Kindly, ldh

Carver said...

That is such a beautiful spot. Nothing like rushing water to me. I love the look and sound.

antigoni said...

I'm sure i would love this place. Your photos are amazing.

ewok1993 said...

I like this place already. I can see myself spending a ton of time on the bridge watching at the water below.

Ann said...

My husband, a hydraulics engineer will be very interested in the stones and I am in the beautiful cascade of flowing water.

I suppose it is still too cold to swim.

Wren said...

Beautiful setting, indeed. It's still too cold for swimming in Michigan, too, though the ducks and geese don't seem to mind.

SandyCarlson said...

Wow. That is some amount of water. Looks like a wonderful, refreshing place.

Al said...

That looks like an ideal place to spend some time in the summer. I'd certainly want to go in the water after a good hike.

noel said...

aloha,

what a wonderful day today is visiting your corner of the world and seeing the dam and your area....thanks for showing this to us!

Jacob said...

What a beautiful spot! I could spend hours just sitting watching the water. Yes, it was 87 degrees today...but quite nice...and the nights are still cool--down to 55.

Rajesh said...

Marvelous water falls.

B SQUARED said...

Some of the original hydropower Canada is becoming famous for.

Rose said...

I would love to be there to see the stone formations for myself. Lorelei would love the rocks!

ladyfi said...

Love the stone formations. Looks like a great place for hiking.

Kathy said...

Great pictures. They make me think I can actually hear the water cascading down!

Ebie said...

Love the strong gush of water! Very informative on the rock formations.

Since I started hiking the past 3 weeks, I would be interested in the trails.

Nice post.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Looks like a place i'd like to wander around for a while. Nice photos and post! Sounds like fun :)

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Thanks for sharing your part of the world - looks like a lovely place - but brrrr, too chilly for a dip!

Eden said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Love to take a walk on that bridge. The rock formation is amazing.

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