February 2016 – Louth Falls

February 2016 – Louth Falls

Giant’s Rib Escarpment Education Network’s Waterfall of the Month for February 2016 is Louth Falls.

Louth Falls is located on Sixteen Mile Creek in the Louth Conservation Area on the north side of Staff Ave. in the Town of Lincoln, Region of Niagara. It sometimes is referred to as Lower Louth Falls as it is located downstream of Upper Louth West and East Falls (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… ) which were featured as GREEN’s Waterfall of the Month for January 2016

Louth Falls has a height of approximately 9m and a width of 6.5m. and is considered a cascade plunge type waterfall. Its Latitude and Longitude coordinates are approximately N43.1245 and W79.3506. During prolonged dry periods, Louth Falls can become dry, thus plan your trip accordingly.

To visit Louth Falls, exit the QEW at Jordan Road. Go south on Jordan road to the end. Turn left onto Niagara Rd 81 (Old Hwy 8) and then turn right onto 17th St. Continue on 17th St up the escarpment and turn left onto Staff Ave. (just past 7th Ave. on right side). There is a small parking lot on the left side just before Staff Ave curves to the right. Follow the trail at the back of the parking lot, follow it to the second trail on the left side which is located at the bottom of a hill. Take this trail on the left and it will lead you to Louth Falls.

Joe Hollick