As another cold snap is headed for Brampton and the surrounding area, there’s one thing you can definitely be excited about — area waterfalls are about freeze again.
The Hamilton area is littered with epic waterfalls that are fun to explore in the summer, and those same waterfalls transform in winter into a whole new type of beauty, becoming a winter wonderland of snow and ice.
The deep freeze that came and went at the close of 2017 and beginning of 2018 ended a little while ago as milder temperatures invaded, much to everyone’s relief. Now that colder temps are on the way back, and some snow is expected too, waterfalls go back to being Instagram-worthy.
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Tiffany Falls, which is a 45-minute drive from Brampton is one of the most popular spots to take in during the winter. The 68-foot waterfall creates gorgeous ice formations. They also offer ice climbing.
Webster’s Falls, located within the Spencer Gorge area, is probably one of the most-visited waterfalls in the Hamilton area in summer months, and in winter it’s amazing, too. There are a bunch of places to view the 72-foot falls from above or up close. It’s a stunning sight to see.
Albion Falls, Sherman Falls and a bunch of others in the area are also worth checking out if you’d like to take yourself on a full day of ice. You’ll want to put Tews Falls, with its breathtaking 134-foot drop, on your list too.
Traversing the trails around these waterfalls isn’t as easy as it is in the summer. You’ll want to dress accordingly, and with a pair of solid boots. The hikes are well worth it if you can manage though: there are countless snow-covered vistas waiting for you at the end.