Located in the Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls Conservation Area is Tew’s Falls, a 41-metre ribbon waterfall cascading over the Niagara Escarpment – only a few metres shorter than Niagara Falls and the tallest in Hamilton. Layers of bedrock common to the Escarpment are exposed at the falls. Look for red queenstone shale, fine grey sandstone and harder ledges of blue-grey limestone.
The source of the waterfall is Logie’s Creek, located in the subwatershed of Spencer Creek. With Webster’s Falls, the Bruce Trail, Dundas Peak and Crooks Hollow all within walking distance, Tew’s Falls is the perfect place to begin exploring the beautiful scenery and fantastic vistas of the gorge. The best time to visit the falls is in the springtime as it tends to dry up during the warmer months.