When spring arrives, so too does the rushing water. We can’t control the weather, but at least we can enjoy some of the effects of the the spring thaw this time of year.
I recently had a chance to get a first-hand look at some of the magnificent flows of water at locations across Naturally L&A. Take a look at some of my favourite places to see a waterfall in Lennox & Addington.
Flinton Dam, Flinton
The Skootamatta River is always high this time of year. The river is a popular destinati. Getting sprinkled with the mist of the falls at Flinton Conservation Area provides ample adventure for me.
Salmon River, Tamworth
The old dam in Tamworth always provides a pretty scene, no matter the season. The Salmon River flows swiftly beside the old mill.
Conservation Park, Newburgh
The Napanee River flows mightily this time of year. Conservation Park in Newburgh is a great place to view the flow up close.
The Falls at Forest Mills
Forest Mills offers an impressive view of a Salmon River waterfall in Lennox & Addington County. You could spend a great deal of time watching from this location. Just a couple kilometres down the road is Buttermilk Falls, another impressive view that shows the power of the river.
Springside Park Falls, Napanee
Springside Park in Napanee is home to the most popular waterfall in Lennox & Addington. It’s found along the Springside Park Trail, a nice stroll that takes you along the shore of the Napanee River to Conservation Park.
Simcoe Falls on the Napanee River, Yarker
This falls is a beautiful sight any time of the year, from heavy rushing water during the spring season, or a trickle in late summer. Note that this video was taken from private property. Similar views can be seen from the bridge in the hamlet, or from the church grounds.
Wilton Creek at Babcock Mill, Odessa
History meets nature at this location in Odessa. The Babcock Mill once used the water flowing by to power the basket-making machinery found inside. It now sits idle, but is still very beautiful to look at.
Honourable Mention… Wilton Creek, Wilton
I admit, there’s nothing breathtaking about this location in Wilton. It’s a nice little stream that slows to a trickle during the summer months. It is, however, directly beside the famous Wilton Cheese Factory and their squeaky cheese curds. It’s definitely worth the visit and the main reason why this location made the list.