Sherman Falls - Oakville and Burlington Area Attractions
On a beautiful sunny day not long ago, we decided to go exploring in the Dundas area and view more of the area's myriad waterfalls. Our destination on that lovely Sunday was Sherman Falls, in the village of Ancaster, Ontario.
Sherman Falls is found on privately owned property near the Dundas section of the Bruce Trail. There is a short path leading to the falls from the road and it is open to the public.
Sherman Falls is 17 m high and is known as a 'curtain waterfall' for the way it's water cascades over the Niagara Escarpment. The source of the falls is Ancaster Creek and it flows year-round.
Named after the Sherman family, it is also known as Angel Falls and Fairy Falls. The Sherman family, founders of Dofasco Steel in Hamilton, owned the property in the early 1900s.
To get to Sherman Falls, take the 403 towards Hamilton and exit at Rousseau. Follow Rousseau to Wilson Street, then turn right on Wilson.
At the first lights turn left onto Montgomery Drive and then right onto Old Dundas Road. When you come to a 3-way intersection where Old Dundas Road meets Lions Club Road, you will find Sherman Falls in the woods on your left.
After you see Sherman Falls make sure and take some time to explore the surrounding area.
There is an enchanted woods nearby where the deer are so plentiful and friendly at dusk. If you're very quiet and still, some will walk right up and nuzzle your outstretched hand.
Wondering what to do this weekend?
Why not gather some friends and family and take the short drive from Burlington and Oakville to visit Sherman Falls?