Waterdown

Overview

Located in the amalgamated city of Hamilton, Waterdown offers the comforts of a small community with the conveniences of a larger city. Offering scenic wetland trails, many historic buildings, local community events, and year round sports, Waterdown offers so much for those looking for local involvement.

Just minutes away from many larger cities, the list of shopping, fine dining and entertainment options is long and varied. Offering the best of both worlds, Waterdown is the perfect spot to enjoy what life has to offer.

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Recreation

Waterdown has so many natural wonders to thrill anyone who loves the outdoors. Located along the Bruce Trail, Waterdown offers a beautiful view of Boundary Falls. This picturesque waterfall is 10 metres high and is used to power the local mills. For those hiking enthusiasts, follow the marked paths through wetland trails and spot some rare vegetation.

Taking a stroll through town is a sight to behold as many buildings remain standing from the community’s founding. Enjoy the beauty of these historic buildings during one of the festivals or events Waterdown offers such as Ribfest or the annual Haunted House.

Between the varied outdoor activities offered and the local arena where skating and hockey are enjoyed, sports are easily accessible year round.

With so much to see and do, this community truly offers something for everyone.

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History

Ebenezer Culver Griffin founded Waterdown in 1823 and is credited with giving the village its name. Waterdown emerged and grew during the industrial revolution and was incorporated as a village in 1879.

After almost a hundred years standing on its own, Waterdown was amalgamated with larger surrounding areas. First with the Township of Flamborough in 1974 and then with the City of Hamilton in 2001.

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