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Onaping Falls

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Address: Onaping, Sudbury, Ontario P0M 1R0, Canada

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We couldn't get very close because of the deep snow and ended up going to the handicapped viewing area, which is right beside the road. It was worth stopping, even in winter you... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Sudbury, Canada
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy going there from time to time to walk in nature and see the water cascading. This is not a "wow" type of place, but if you are in the area, it is easily accessible by car off the highway. It's free and a nice place to picnic or chill out.

Thank Sudburyismyhome
Toronto, Canada
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649 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We couldn't get very close because of the deep snow and ended up going to the handicapped viewing area, which is right beside the road. It was worth stopping, even in winter you can see how this might have influenced painters from the Group of Seven.

Thank FirstCircle
Sudbury, Canada
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

It's a lovely location but I wouldn't go far as to say that it's picturesque. It's about 1/2 hour north-west of Sudbury and a good hike to the falls themselves. But, if you haven't been there before, it's worth the climb over the hill to the 'falls' area. There's a bridge that crosses the river above the falls and a... More 

Thank shortcat1
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were two couples and visited the falls just as the leaves were changing in the fall. What a beautiful place! The path is easy to walk, up to the end of the bridge. It's a short distance (10 minutes each way) and I would not recommend it for anyone who has challenges walking (I would not take my mother,... More 

Thank Sarne C
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The falls are beautiful and offer a nice break to stretch your legs or take a bathroom break. The washrooms are basic. We didn't have time to do the short hike but only walked to the lookout. Definitely worth the stop.

1 Thank Cathy M
Sudbury, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

very picturesque, the falls and the hills, trees, etc are beautiful. The best time to visit is in the fall (mid October) when the fall colors are at their best.

1 Thank Eric T
Onaping, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great place to visit the falls in the spring when the water level is high or in autumn where when you can take in all the rainbow of colors that nature offers.

1 Thank Ernest L
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a great time hiking here. The view are just gorgeous. There are washrooms near the parking lot and an accessible viewing deck. Lots of graffiti on the rocks too.

1 Thank Cyndy S
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This area is close to Sudbury and provides a very scenic view of a large waterfalls. Good footwear is recommended and persons with walking problems can see the falls from the AY Jackson lookout right beside Highway 144. The colours in the fall are magnificent.

1 Thank Richard M
Port Elgin
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We wandered around the falls; climbed over rocks and saw Fall colours against the rock back drop that were astounding. Hiking here is not for the faint of heart. It was tough.

Thank Cheryl K

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