Exploring Brock’s Hidden Treasures: Decew Falls

Since it’s already a month into school it can start to get pretty crazy with assignments, readings, and homework. However you still need to take a break from the books and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts. One of the many reasons that I love Brock University is because of where it is located. Brock is on the top of the Niagara Escarpment as well as the  Bruce Trail which is located right behind Brock’s Campus. The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest footpath that runs from Niagara to Tobermory which is more than 890 kms long.

This area is great for people who love to be outside, explore, and go on adventures. Decew Falls is a well-known area that is a perfect place to go on a fall day. These Falls can be accessed from Brock University’s campus which is a 45 minute walk or you can take a 5 minute drive from campus to Decew Road and park at the Morningstar Mill.

There are two sections of the Decew Falls being the upper and lower waterfalls. The gorges are extremely steep but if you are cautious and follow the trail down it has an amazing view that is worth the hike down to see these waterfalls.

Upper Falls Picture: 

Lower Falls Picture:

This is an amazing and a must have thing to see for most of Brock’s Students. My roommates and I went just last week and we are already planning on going back there and exploring more of the Bruce Trail in that area.  When going away to school wherever you choose to go remember that you are there not only to study but to gain experiences and create lasting memories, so go outside and enjoy what the campus and surrounding area has to offer!

If you have any questions or comments about this topic feel free to leave a comment down below!

Best of Luck,


Here are some links in case you want to see more info on Decew Falls




About Krista

Hey everyone! My name is Krista and I am currently in my fourth and final year of the Child and Youth Studies program with a minor in Dramatic Arts. After I complete my undergraduate degree I am hoping to go into the Teacher Education program. If you have any questions about Brock University, or university life in general, please feel free to read my posts and comment. Best of luck!

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