Yesterday I showed you just a glimpse of a waterfall in the distance, and I thought you might want to see what it looks like up close. Inglis Falls is one of three waterfalls that surround the City of Owen Sound, Ontario, and it is located in a 200 hectare conservation area. Inglis Falls is an 18 metre high cascade, created by the Sydenham River meeting the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. The erosive power of the water has carved a deep gorge at the base of the falls.
We explored this waterfall a couple of summers ago after finding a pamphlet about the Grey County Waterfall Tour. We live in Grey County, and there are 7 beautiful waterfalls within its boundaries, most of which we were not even aware existed. It took us two weekends to explore them all, but it was very worth it and so much fun. Our boys came with us for some of them, and they had a blast exploring and even swimming underneath some of the falls. It’s funny how something so beautiful can be right in your own backyard and you don’t even know it. I think next summer I will make it my goal to find some other hidden secrets of Grey County!