Furnace Falls Irondale River Waterfall Photography

Irondale River Furnace Falls

Picturesque Park and falls area This small park and falls is located between Kinmount and Gooderam on the Irondale River. At Kinmount turn onto Peterborough County Rd # 503 ; the park and falls area are about 6 miles past Kinmount. Although just off the highway it is a lovely place to picnic and offers trails…

Furnace Falls was first settled in 1874 to accomodate workers at the Snowdown Iron Mine (in Snowdon Township) at Lot 20 Concession 1. By 1887 a siding and flag station was built on the Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa Railway (IB&OR) and was situated between the communities of Irondale and Howland Station where Furnace Falls sprang up at mile 4.9 on the railway line. (Eventually this line included stops at: Howland, Conways, Furnace Falls, Irondale, Maxwells, Gooderham, Hotspur, Tory Hill, Ward, Wilberforce, Ironsides, Harcourt, Highland Grove, Baptiste, Hughs and York River). The Snowdon Mine was located at mile 6.75 on the IB&OR rail line.