Nestled in the picturesque town of Bracebridge, just steps away from The Inn at the Falls, is a natural wonder that has been captivating visitors for centuries - the Bracebridge Falls. More than just a beautiful cascade, these falls have a rich history deeply woven into the fabric of the town.
A Glimpse into the Past Bracebridge Falls, the most powerful waterfall in Muskoka, has a history dating back to the 19th century. It played a crucial role in Bracebridge's early development, providing power for the first industry in the town - a sawmill established in 1860. The raw power of the falls sparked an industrial boom, with grist mills, tanneries, and factories springing up in its vicinity.
The Beauty of the Falls The Bracebridge Falls continue to be a spectacle of natural beauty. The cascade tumbles down rocks, creating a stunning white water display that contrasts with the verdant greenery surrounding it. Each season brings a unique charm to the falls; the lush green of spring, the vibrant hues of autumn, the stark beauty of winter, and the warm serenity of summer all lend a distinctive aura to this natural wonder.
Silver Bridge Overlooking the falls is the historic Silver Bridge, a steel truss bridge built in the early 20th century. This iconic structure not only offers a spectacular vantage point for viewing the falls but also stands as a testament to Bracebridge's rich history.
A Central Attraction Today, the Bracebridge Falls continue to be the heartbeat of the town. They are the centrepiece of the annual Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival, where the waterfall is dramatically lit up, creating a magical spectacle. The July fireworks also takes place on the shores of the Muskoka River a stones throw from the Falls.
Unforgettable Views At The Inn at the Falls, we're proud to offer our guests the unique opportunity to enjoy unobstructed views of Bracebridge Falls. Whether from our spacious patio or some of our rooms, you can soak in the mesmerizing beauty of the falls.
When you visit Bracebridge, the falls are a sight you won't want to miss. They represent not only the town's rich history and natural beauty but also the enduring spirit of Bracebridge and Muskoka. Enjoy the falls, absorb their beauty, and let their rhythmic roar remind you of the timeless wonders nature bestows upon us.
Enjoy the video below, capturing the majestic winter view of the Falls from The Inn. Watch as mist ascends above the frost-kissed trees, accompanied by the audacious soundtrack of the Falls, a beautiful clash of sound and silence in the frosty morn.
Below is a video of the Falls from this spring where we had a significant amount of water.