Monday, November 1, 2010

Seguin Falls/ My World

Seguin Falls on Highway 518 northwest of Huntsville, Ontario

Ontario is known for it's vast number of lakes, rivers and streams.  The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources claims that the province has more than 250,000 lakes.

Ontario and the 5 Great Lakes- click on the map and you can see where Huntsville is located, left of the red circle, which is Ottawa, Canada's capital

The falls in the first photo is on the Seguin River, which may feel very far north to many of you but is actually in the southern half of the province.

Click on this map and you'll get a general idea of how many lakes there are just west of Huntsville. Seguin Falls is on the map on Highway 518.

Driving to it could make you feel it's in the middle of "nowhere."  But it can be reached by road so it is not too far from "somewhere."

 A very nice stranger on on some slippery rocks


A local photographer was also out in the beautiful weather, but closer to the rushing water than I wanted to get!


Looking further down the river below the falls

The rocks were slippery with fallen pine needles and the path very steep so I didn't climb down to the bottom to get a photo of the falls.  No railings and walkways here. But on the positive side, no human litter either!


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39 comments:

Carver said...

What a beautiful part of the world. I love all the shots and the first of the rushing waterfall is my favorite.

Mar said...

Absolutely beautiful place and shots!!

Sylvia K said...

I do love the waterfalls! What a gorgeous place and your photos are superb as always. I think the first one is my favorite, too, with the rushing water! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Shirley said...

Incredibly beautiful! I really like the last photo below the falls.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful part of your world with us. We really need to get up to Ontario to see these lovely sites in person.

ewok1993 said...

that is really fascinating to learn that you are the land of lakes :)

happy november.

RedPat said...

Glad you didn't go down onto the rocks - that water looks like it is really moving! Great shots!

Carolyn Ford said...

wow, these are awesome shots! I love the color and intensity of the falls...beautiful!

Joe Todd said...

I really think Ontario is God's Country.. Great photos

aka Penelope said...

Lovely photos. I love the little bit of mist hanging over the river. Looks almost ghostly!

Gwendolyn L said...

Wonderful fall photos. The water looks cold. But beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Kay L. Davies said...

I couldn't believe the number of lakes I saw when on my way from Edmonton to Toronto by train. Simply wonderful, as your beautiful photos show. I can't pick a favorite, although I did look and look for the local photographer you mentioned in that one shot, and all I could see was a ghost. Did you take that picture on Halloween by any chance?
-- Kay

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

ladyfi said...

Love the gentle spray of mist in that last shot. Wonderful photos!

Craver Vii said...

This world is a beautiful place. I like your pics here today. It is so good to enjoy the land without litter.

Genie said...

These shots are amazing...don’t think I would be out there on that slippery rock with my camera. Scary! I look looking at waterfalls and rushing water from a distance. You certainly live in a gorgeous area of the world. Thanks for the comment about the reflections in the chrome water fountain. I was trying to focus in on just the neat chrome when suddenly I saw that WOW reflection of the trees in it...I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for this informative post! I really didn't know that there were so many lakes in Canada!
Thanks for your visit. I agree with you that this world should be a world of peace and hatred should be banned.

Starnitesky said...

You live in a beautiful part of the world with all those lakes, I love to see water, not much close by where I live.

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! Wet and wild!

Josy said...

What gorgeous clear water! You've captured the blue reflections perfectly. Lovely photos!

Gaelyn said...

Certainly an amazingly gorgeous place to visit so close to home.

Viola said...

Oh please my dear, promise me never to climb down the slippery paths, neither nor the slippery rocks!! I would not dare that like the stranger did.. You never know..
But your photos I just love!! Of the beautiful waterfall!! W-O-W!! Hands up for you.. :))

indicaspecies said...

Brilliant shots, the first photograph is superb!

noel said...

this is a beautiful area also with those amazing autumn colors, thanks for sharing this :)

Randy said...

I agree with Mar. This place is marvelous.

Arija said...

Great post, I do so love the lakes of Ontario and you present this rushing river and waterfall so well.

On steep and slippery slopes it is advisable to have a stout staff to brace yourself against the slope. They are a recommended item for bushwalkers here.

Have a great week while the weather holds.

Lori E said...

I was holding my breath looking at him next to the water. Scary.
Beautiful though. It looks very cold too.

Ebie said...

Good lighting! The colors on the edge of the water sure looks like a prism!

Kaori said...

I lived in southwest michigan so I've often seen this map. But I had no idea you had so many lakes up there! Love the photo of the rushing water :-D

Randi said...

Wow, these are awesome photos of a beautiful scenery!

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Wow, what a great place to explore!

KaHolly said...

Looks like a must-go-and-see location!! But, don't tell too many people about it or they'll ruin it with litter and mis-use. Great shots on a beautiful day.

Francisca said...

I sure like your world in Ontario's Lake Country. For me it doesn't start to get desolate until you get closer to Sudbury. My former in-laws lived there up north for some years. Whenever we drove cross country to BC, it was the stretch beyond Sioux St Marie to Kenora that seemed to go on forever.

jabblog said...

What a stunning place! How lovely to live within reach of so many lakes and waterfalls.

BJ Roan said...

The falls are spectacular!

NatureFootstep said...

great place to visit. I love the shot that looks like a cave. :)

see you there! said...

I love the sound of a waterfall. I can nearly hear it looking at your photo's.

Thanks for the maps!

Darla

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Foto piena di colorati sgargianti !
Mi piace molto :)
Buona giornata.
Myriam

Small City Scenes said...

So beautiful EG. "No human litter" I like that.
Excellent photos---did you get misted on? LOL MB

Kathiesbirds said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. I wonder if you get Dippers in that rushing water? So glad there is no human trash! I like nature just as nature intended!

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