Bonnechere Falls, Renfrew Ontario
Bonnechere River, Renfrew, Renfrew County
GPS: N 45 29.933 W 76 33.65
From Renfrew take Highway 60 East and turn right on the Trans Canada Highway ON/17. After 2.5 km turn left a County Road 6 (Lochwinnoch Road) and after another 2 kn, make a left at Thompson Road, After about 4km, you will see an area on the left. The area has a small gate and can fit one car, it is not labeled at all. You can follow the trail to the top of the Fall (2 minutes walk) and walk on top of the gorge to get to the area near the bottom.
The original name for Bonnechere Falls was the First Chute dating back to the days when loggers bypassed with wooden Chutes along a series of five waterfalls along the Bonnechere River.
This is a peaceful and remote spot. Before climbing up the Gorge for a top view of the Falls can you slide down a rock and explore the top of the Falls and climb down the side. When you walk on top of the steep gorge the view is lovely but be careful. You can continue down the path and around the bottom base of the Falls and move forward from a distance to explore.
This is one of Ontario’s finest and most rugged waterfalls and not visited very often, its great we still have these remote natural wonders situated in the middle of no where with no modifications or dams built.