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Need a place to stop on the way to Owen Sound? Check out these waterfalls: Eugenia Falls

Eugenia Falls is not as back country as Hoggs Falls was.  Located in Flesherton a quick drive from Hoggs Falls, you can easily find the parking area at the end of Pellister St.  Getting to the falls from the parking area is a quick 5 minute walk, with the trails following along the cliff edge at the top of the escarpment.  The escarpment is extremely tall, with the falls plunging 30 metres (100 feet) down to the valley below. 

Following the trail will get you to the areas that overlook the falls from both sides of the escarpment.  Following the trail upstream to the river crossover to come back along the other side of the falls is probably a 500m walk along the trail.  Given how low the water levels were when I was there, it was relatively safe to go through an opening in the fencing and walk out onto the rocks in the river at the top of the falls.  The trail on the opposite side of the falls is a much rougher terrain in comparison.  The limestone remains of the Eugenia Tunnel can also be found on the opposite side of the river.  This tunnel was built as part of a hydro-electric project in the early 1900s.  The company behind the project went bankrupt however, and all that remains today is the tunnel façade.  Unfortunately I didn’t have the opportunity to explore any ways of going down to the bottom of the falls.  Apparently, there is a steep path that does lead down to the bottom of the falls, along with another less demanding part of the Bruce Trail that leads to the bottom of the falls.  That round trip hike would take around 3 hours to do and would include a steep climb on the way back.

Unlike Hoggs Falls, parking here isn’t free.  You can only pay for parking by using the “MacKay Pay” mobile app, or on the web, printing the receipt and placing it on your dashboard.  There are no parking attendants, nor are there any automated machines to make payment for the parking.  Near the parking area is a pavilion where you can rest your feet and break for lunch, and there is also a Memorial Cenotaph by the parking area too.

Eugenia Falls (1/80 sec, f/18, 100 ISO, 26mm)

Eugenia Falls (1/80 sec, f/18, 100 ISO, 26mm)

Eugenia Tunnell (1/13 sec, f/11, 400 ISO, 24mm)

Eugenia Tunnell (1/13 sec, f/11, 400 ISO, 24mm)

Eugenia Falls (1/250 sec, f/22, 100 ISO, 32mm)

Eugenia Falls (1/250 sec, f/22, 100 ISO, 32mm)