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Albion Falls

In Hamilton, there are many falls. Albion Falls is located at the Red Hill Creek. If you click on the Google map in 3D view, you will see the Falls on the map. It is a stepped and cascade waterfall with about 18 m wide and 19 m tall over the Niagara Escarpment. The best time of the day to view the fall is in the early morning because it faces to the east.

There are two parking lots. One is very close to the Fall that you can view the Fall from a distance at a viewing platform. I have found some pictures which people took at the bottom of the fall. However, it has no proper access provided by the government. We saw a sign warning people who want to get down to the bottom of the fall. In fact, there are some narrow paths at the edge of the escarpment leading down but we did not want to try.

Instead, we follow the trail and enjoy a warm day walk. The ground is filled with the falling leaves. Lots of sunshine in the woods through the trees. The trails are easy to walk. Some people try to look down to the valley from the edge. It is quite dangerous because there is no the safety barriers along the escarpment.

The waterfall is not only beautiful but also carries a Lover’s Leap legend. The story is in the early 19th century, a young Jane Riley stood at the top of a steep cliff not far from Albion Falls and jumped to the bottom 100 ft (30 m) below. The place has since been called “Lover’s Leap".

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