Hamilton Conservation Authority City of Hamilton Bruce Trail Conservancy


Ancaster Village Waterfall Walk


Access Point:
Ancaster Old Mill Inn, upper parking lot. West side of Old Dundas Road at Ontario Street
5.7 km
Ease of Access:
Trail Surface:
Hard packed earth, wooden bridges, wood chips, gravel, steel & wooden lookout platforms, steel & wooden stairways
Parking Fee:
Yes or free to HCA Membership Passholders
City Bus Route:
5 - Delaware
Road Directions:
From Hwy 403 take the Rousseaux Street West to Ancaster. When you reach Wilson Street turn right. At the first set of lights, turn left onto Montgomery Drive and then left again at the stop sign onto Old Dundas Road. Drive up the hill to the bus parking lot adjacent to Ontario Street
Map of the Walk:

Other Trail Information & Directions:

This hike can begin at the Ancaster Old Mill Inn bus parking lot, or, if you prefer, Tiffany Falls Conservation Area. If beginning at the restaurant parking lot, set out on the Heritage Trail until it joins the Bruce Trail. Turn right and hike through beautiful forests, valleys, rock outcrops and a series of waterfalls. You can return on Old Dundas Road after seeing Sherman Falls or continue on to Tiffany Falls. When heading back, take time to view Mill Falls and Lower Mill Falls while enjoying a refreshment at the Ancaster Old Mill Inn.

Sherman Falls is a 17 metre high ribbon waterfall that is visible year round. Named after the Sherman family, former landowner and 1912 founder of the Dominion Foundry and Steel Company (DOFASCO). Travel on to Tiffany Falls. Bring your camera. Enjoy the lookout below Tiffany Falls in a scenic and peaceful setting. Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club and Ancaster Rotary Club volunteers for their help in building the wonderful new trails and bridges.

Wilson Mill was one of four flour mills operating on Ancaster Creek around 1863 until it was transformed into a beautiful restaurant with meeting rooms.

Along the Way:

Mill Falls
Lower Mill Falls
Tiffany Falls & Lookout
Sherman Falls
Canterbury & Little Canterbury Falls
Heritage Trail
Historic Wilson’s Mill

Tip:Near Sherman and Tiffany Falls, the trail crosses busy roads. Please use caution. Watch your children and face traffic if walking along Old Dundas Road back to the parking lot.

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