Went for a nice drive in the country today, and stopped in at Walters Falls, one of only a couple of waterfalls up here that I can get to in my wheelchair. A beautiful hot sunny day, but just enough breeze to make it pleasant.
I always like this view of the creek and the only remaining building from the old mill. The water raced through the pipe and into the mill, behind me.
The original sawmill (and the village) here was established by John Walter (1804-67), but was bought by The Hallman family in the mid-'40's. Sadly it burned down in 1984. The family re-established the mill on the main road, and chose to build a hotel here overlooking the falls.
The old mill has been replaced by 'The Falls Inn', with what I think of as its modernesque Portuguese architecture. It's a popular location for weddings and special events.
The mill pond still exists up behind that stone dam, and as you edge closer to the falls you see the foundations of the old mill. It's hard to believe the change here in 40 years or more.
Grey County Tourism has erected signboards like these at all the waterfalls tourists can visit in the county. All but one that I know of are on public land, and Inglis Falls is said to be the second most frequently photographed waterfall in Ontario (after Niagara Falls).
These are about the best photographs you can get today, with the safety fence holding you back, and vegetation growing rampantly. I may dig out some of my old pre-wheelchair photos to share with you.
Couldn't resist this Teasel, framed by the wrought iron safety fence.