Every Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, Ball’s Falls puts on their famous Thanksgiving Festival, where the beautifully-preserved 19th century hamlet hosts exhibits by artists, artisans, farmers, and craftspeople from all over Canada.
Family-friendly entertainment abounds, with wildlife displays and folk musicians onstage throughout the weekend. Fall is a gorgeous time of year to visit the conservation area: plan to stay the whole day and hike along the Cataract Trail, or take your family through the Grist Mill and Blacksmith Shop.
Too bad they have to charge for this. It’s a well maintained trail system with some historical buildings that provide a history of the site, a former mill and working farm. Visiting in August means...
St. Catharines, Canada
A little disappointed with Ball’s Falls this afternoon. Guess I was expecting a bigger waterfall with all the rain we’ve had. My husband used to go there in his teenage years and they would jump off...
Lovely place for a hike, but be warned, there are steep and rocky parts in this trail. It's not backbreakingly hard, but not for everyone, that's all!