Ontario is full of hidden gems but this one takes the cake. Egan Chutes Provincial Park is home to three beautiful cascading waterfalls, which is found at the end of an old forest road. Here’s what to know.

Egan Chutes Provincial Park is about three hours away from Toronto, heading towards Ottawa.

According to Ontario Parks, Egan Chutes is a non-operating park which means there are no activities or facilities here.

Nonetheless, it’s a natural wonder waiting to be enjoyed. It’s actually a nature reserve and protects a section of the York River.

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Per Bancroft’s tourism website, the park is a popular spot for birding, hiking, and taking a peaceful stroll. It’s home to three cascades but you’ll have to embark on a 10 to 20 minute walk to get there.

According to Ontario Parks, a short walk along an unmaintained road will take visitors to the three picturesque waterfalls.

A natural V-shape in the rocks creates a “chute” through a part of the York River, shares Bancroft’s tourism site. And it’s a sight worth seeing.

It’s important to note that there is no swimming allowed and since there are no guard rails, walk with caution.

Gem enthusiasts may notice several minerals on the grounds of the park, including nepheline, sodalite, biotite, zircon, and blue corundum.

It’s worth noting that mineral collecting is prohibited. These minerals are meant to stay as they are in their natural environment.

If you’re itching for an adventure, this is the place to be.

Add Egan Chutes Provincial Park to your bucket list.

Egan Chutes Provincial Park

Where: 487 Detlor Road, L’Amable