Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Among Angels and Fairies

We headed to a waterfall that has been on my dad's 'bucket list'. Although officially called Sherman Falls, it is also known as Fairies' Falls or Angels' Falls and the area certainly felt magical today.

The falls is located on private land belonging to the Sherman family, founders of Dominion Foundry and Steel Company which later became Dofasco, one of Hamilton's great employers before the steel industry hit hard times. It still exists but is now part of the Swedish firm Arcelor-Mittal. The steel giant once contributed to the maintenance of public trails through this beautiful canyon.

Can you see the fairy nymphs cavorting in the spring-fed creek? They are there, if you look closely.

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