Begin on the Ray Lowes Side Trail at the south end of the parking lot and head north as it ascends
the escarpment through the Conservation Area to the Main Bruce Trail. Once you’ve reached the top,
follow the signs to Borer’s Falls and Rock Chapel Sanctuary. You will find picnic tables here for
rest before heading back.
With more than 100 years of history, Borer’s Falls was originally used to provide water power for the Rock Chapel Village Sawmill. Borer’s Falls is 15 metres high and can be seen year round. This mill was run by the Borer family. After years of land clearing throughout the area, the creek’s flow was altered to the point where it could no longer power the mill. Borer family descendants still live in the area today.
Along the Way:
Ray Lowes Side Trail
Rock Chapel Sanctuary
Lower Borer’s Falls
Rock Chapel Falls
Did You Know?
Ray Lowes of Hamilton was the founder or “father” of the Bruce Trail, an 850 kilometer footpath stretching from Niagara Falls to Tobermory, North America’s longest, volunteer-maintained trail. Ray passed away in 2007.
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