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During my first trip to Decew Falls I stopped at the so called "Decew House". I was the only visitor at this time. The plaque is dedicated to the " Battle of Beaverdams".
John DeCew was fighting on the English side during the war of 1812 and the house was used as a headquarter. Laura Secord now considered to be a Canadian hero informed the British about a planned attack by the Americans. Stop here and read all the details.
The house was destroyed by a fire in 1950 and there are talks to restore it.
Decew Falls and the mill is in walking distance. If the small parking lot tab the mill is too crowded park here and walk if you are not handicapped like me.
The plaque at the "Decew House"
At Decew Falls you can do many adventurous things which are off limits to me. Just watch the embedded videos.
I had already some problems to climb up the path after the "Morningstar Mill", but I was rewarded by the spectacular scenery.
I asked myself wether all the activities shown in the videos are legal after reading about rescuing people at the glen in Niagara Falls and also here at Decew Falls
Please decide and many thanks to all those who did this videos. I am not ashamed to use legally good work from others to promote our province. That is much better than clip art which is not a proof of the actual place and what really to expect there.
If you are very fit and some kind of a dare devil get some more information before you start with such an adventure. There are certainly other places with less risk for swimming.
Along time ago there was stairway in place - but not any longer.
The "Mountainmill" or "Morningstar Mill" in Decew Falls
I understood that the name "Morningstar Mill" is the correct one for the old gristmill.
Naturally lots of renovation had to be done on this mill which dates back to the 19th century to keep it running.
I am glad that it was not too late to become aware that our area offers also many attractions and natural wonders after visiting Europe and other provinces of our country.
I only wish I could replace the walker by a new suspension. But I do not want to take the risk of a "temporary" memory loss after surgeries. Many people I know in my age group made this experience and nobody can give you a replacement of a lost memory on warranty.
This picture was taken from my car
A much better one - many thanks to Sujit Sivanand and Wikipedia
If you have decided in Queenston Heights to hike at least a small part of the Bruce Trail you also will come very close to Decew Falls.
During my first visit I was not feeling very well and left the car only for a few steps outside. However, I liked what I saw and decided to come back what I did.
In Europe it was common that houses built;t hundreds of years ago were still used for business and for living in them. Naturally after renovations and updating them.
This mill was built around 1872 and completely destroyed by fire in 1895. It was rebuilt and in operation until 1933 according to my information from the Internet.
Today the mill is a museum.
Lots of information are provided
By pictures are not as spectacular as those taken by a drone. Please use the link below!
I am glad that I made it to end of this path
The parking lot is not far away
Unfortunately no refreshments are offered - learn from Bavaria it would be crowded and you would not starve!
Still good memories even without piloting a drone
My Prius V is waiting for me
A very friendly painter on the parking lot
The Bruce Trail guides you to this reservoir of the "Decew Hydroelectric Power Station"
Access is very restricted
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