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John B
Toronto, Canada2,885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Ball's Falls Conservation Area is definitely worth a visit because of the natural beauty of the place and the history. First, a warning. Twenty Mile Creek, which flows through the area, dries up by early summer leaving very little water flowing over the falls. That being said, fall is a gorgeous time to visit with beautiful colours to be seen along the broad trails and dangling over the gorge. Entrance fee is $8 a person and includes parking. A number of buildings on the grounds have been reconstructed including the grist mill and there are many information boards. One can also see the ruins of the original mill near the upper falls. You only need an hour or two to thoroughly take in all of the sights and it is very close to Jordan and Niagara Wine Country.
Written 24 October 2020
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Amy L
Saint Thomas, Canada139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Easy to find and plentiful parking. Exit parking lot with a token given at admission. $8 adults and $6 students and seniors. Walking trails for all ages and abilities. The historic village is sweet but small, highlighting the Ball family and their failed attempt of building a settlement - Glen Elgin. The Lower Falls were beautiful, not much water because we were in the middle of a heatwave! A really enjoyable hour with my teens.
Written 14 July 2020
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Wendy B
Dryden, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had a wonderful time at our family wedding in Balls Falls on Morhers Day weekend. The wedding venue was fabulous! We stayed at the Ramada hotel and they are under construction so would recommend another hotel. The restaurant was closed also so cannot comment on the food. The area is so beautiful, you can find all sorts of fabulous sightseeing tours. Plan on spending a few days because there is a lot to see. Very handy to the Toronto airports, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake and other attraction. We would go back again and stay longer! Great vacation area!
Written 14 May 2024
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Ravenhawk39
St. Catharines, Canada455 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
A little disappointed with Ball’s Falls this afternoon. Guess I was expecting a bigger waterfall with all the rain we’ve had. My husband used to go there in his teenage years and they would jump off the falls and swim there. Can’t do anything like that any more. Too many rocks and not enough water. $7 per person to get in, used to be free. Not much to do, just walk around and take a couple of pictures.
Written 25 July 2021
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,928 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
On the good side: we turned up around 5 and there was no charge for parking or admission. The site is pretty and is intended to give you a taste of a 19th-century village. On the bad side, the falls themselves are absent at this time of year, which is disappointing after the 15-minute hike. A small trickle of water finds its way down the mostly dry riverbed, and that's it. If we go again it will be in the spring.
Written 4 September 2020
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susanaquerida
Vancouver, Canada440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Too bad they have to charge for this. It’s a well maintained trail system with some historical buildings that provide a history of the site, a former mill and working farm. Visiting in August means that there are no falls, but come for the nice walk in the woods. Go to both Upper and Lower falls, not for the water but for the scenery and the peacefulness. Then go wine tasting or see the cute town of Lincoln.
Written 26 August 2021
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Cecily M
Richmond, MI14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Would have loved to see this place because the pictures look beautiful, but after driving around aimlessly for 10 minutes looking for a parking lot, we decided to give up and go somewhere else. For a park that is supposedly supposed to be open to the public, it did not make a good impression on me or my friends.
Written 30 August 2018
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Caitlyn N
62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful waterfalls, well groomed trails! Brought our two dogs here and they just loved hiking to both falls-not even a far distance apart. The old buildings were interesting to peak through the wire doors. Admission pretty high $8/adult ...that's too bad as it is a place I'd love to take the dogs more often!
Written 20 May 2019
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londonontariotrvl16
London, Canada6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We wanted to visit this conservation area/site with our fog We went to park and a sign was posted No Dogs allowed, only Service Dogs. Disappointed, we continued on the road and drove by the old buildings. No stopping/parking in that area. The creek level was low so very likely there would not be a large water fall. If you go, leave your pooch at home and go after a constant rain fall.
Written 14 October 2016
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Wendy L
Thornhill, Canada39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Balls falls is a fairly easy hike with one small steep slope on the way to the upper falls, but it's worth the 15 minute walk from the parking lot. Another fifteen minutes and you're at the lower falls and the old town buildings. The parking lot is right around the corner. The falls, trees, butterflies, flowers, town and river walk are each breathtaking. So thankful to have found this location and had time to explore the beauty.
Written 29 July 2017
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