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.
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!
Return with me now to the days of yesteryear when people in a small working hamlet lived contentedly. John Ball got things underway in the early 1800's with a grist mill beside Twenty Mile Creek and...
-5 C, sunny & not even a breeze while we visited Ball’s Falls Conservation & Historical Area. Had another great hike on fresh snow & the very few footprints told us that we were almost alone. The...