Doin’ It For The ‘Gram: Exploring Hamilton’s Waterfalls

With hectic flights and changing time zones, I forgot that Zahra Travels started off as an incentive for cheap and local adventure. While Hamilton isn’t across the street, it’s a lot less commercial compared to Niagra Falls and closer than the Iguazu at the Brazilian border.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m as “city” a girl gets: fast-tracking escalators, checking maximum notifications in the Tim’s line, wearing loud lipstick with shiny leather – you get the point. I might as well post a sign on my back saying “Allergic to Nature”.

Nonetheless, I contradicted my gut instinct and fell into this peer-pressured hike. Truth be told I was only there to work on my instagramification.

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With the lack of toilets, an abundance of mosquitoes, and the random pockets of poison ivy plants aside, Hamilton was quite a city judging from the Dundas Peak near the Tew’s Falls.

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Albion falls were my favorite. We hiked up the rocks while I cringed at the moss between my toes.

However, the cool water was reward enough for sacrificing my bum into sliding down the steep trails.

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It was also the only falls we actually played around in. Our second stop at the Devil’s Punchbowl was empty. Apparently, the water only flows during the spring months.

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Our last stop was at Websters Falls, to which I must say was rather disappointing. We weren’t allowed to go into the water and the location wasn’t the best for its views either.

All in all, it was still a really cool trip, this nature thing isn’t as bad as I imagined.

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