The highlights of Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls Conservation Area are two waterfalls: Webster’s Falls and Tew’s Falls.
Webster’s Falls (access off Fallsview Road) is an absolutely beautiful waterfall. It is best viewed from below, via a 120-stair climb down to the base of the waterfall, but this trek is not for the faint of heart.
Also worth checking out is a beautiful cobblestone bridge near the falls, built in 1936 and designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.
The area around the top of Webster’s Falls is a great place to have a picnic, so if you’re coming, be sure to pack a lunch.
Tew’s Falls (access off Harvest Road) is one of the tallest in Hamilton and only slightly less tall than Niagara Falls; however, the supply of water running over it is quite small. It is best viewed in spring for that reason. You can walk between the two waterfalls, although the path, which winds along the top of the Niagara Escarpment, is somewhat treacherous; if you suffer from vertigo or lack of balance, definitely drive between the two waterfalls.
This conservation area is particularly busy in the summer; if you’re looking to get photographs of the falls without tons of people in front, you may find it easiest to come on a school day.
Admission is $8 per car, or $3 per person walk-in.
Also nearby is neighbouring Crooks’ Hollow Conservation Area.