Turbulent waters in Ontario as well, as a stay-at-home order is in effect as of this morning. The Ontario government is requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. So, no more travelling for at least 28 days☹ but we believe for the best!
We’ve been blessed with a sunny day last Saturday, and decided to take a country road and see what it brings. This time some waterfalls.
Burleigh Falls are located two hours North from Toronto, in Peterborough County. A nice place to stop by, either if it’s summer or winter. And if it’s sunny outside, it is even better!
Water from Lower Buckhorn Lake drains to Stoney Lake through a short river, and several small falls. Flowing over a broad expanse of bedrock, the river becomes turbulent, breaking into several small falls that wind around and over huge boulders, until finds its quietness into the Stoney Lake.
Burleigh Falls is part of Trent-Severn Waterway, and at a separate point on Hwy 28 you can find Lock#28, one of the many locks along the waterway which connects Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay, and a control dam which regulates the water level on Lovesick Lake.
Winter is a great season to visit waterfalls, as the low temperatures are playing nicely with the water. Frazil ice ponds and icicles of all shapes encircling or hanging on the vegetation creates picturesque images.
Tip(s) of the day:
- If you are coming from South, from Hwy 28, watch for Old Burleigh Rd on the right, just before the bridge over the river. Just follow the road for a few hundred metres, and watch for the parking area on the left;
- Drive slowly on the side street, as not necessarily maintained by the municipality;
- Watch your steps as some areas are slippery in the proximity of the water;
- A place to be visited in the summer also, with ample opportunities for anglers;
- The address is 2911 Old Burleigh Rd, Harcourt, ON, K0L2H0.
~ visited in January 2021