If you are planning to hike between Webster’s Falls and Tews Falls, there is a new challenge.
A Greensville family, fed up with the number of hikers in the area, has put up a fence blocking off their property and access to part of the trail linking the two waterfalls.
They cite a litany of problems including nude photo sessions, the security of their young children and risk of liability should anyone be injured on their property.
A deal with The Bruce Trail Conservancy for access across the land has always been a “handshake deal,” so fencing off the 100 metre stretch of land is legal.
It’s the latest event in a series of problems around the expanding popularity of the area’s waterfalls.
In an effort to try and control numbers, the Hamilton Conservation Authority has tried things like hiking entrance and parking fees.
The alternate route means taking a road, which is longer.