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There’s A Waterfall in West Milton & It’s Lovely

March 11, 2018

Tucked away near downtown West Milton, Ohio is a secret waterfall.

West Milton Cascades

Photo by Brian Hawkins Photography.

Ok, maybe not exactly a secret but it’s not as well known as you would think. In fact, I have been going to West Milton, Ohio for 15 years and just recently found out about it.

Even though those in the know have been using this gorgeous little waterfall as a backdrop for engagement photos and even wedding pictures for years. So if you are looking for the perfect selfie, you may just find it here!

Known commonly as The West Milton Cascades, people from all over the state have been traveling up to West Milton to sneak a peek at this scenic area.  In fact,  this waterfall currently has a 5  Star Rating on Google.

If you’re in the area I would suggest visiting the falls at least once every season. In the winter you can view it when it’s icy and snow covered, in the fall you will experience the falls among the backdrop of ever-changing foliage and in the spring and summer, you are able to view them in their full beauty among the greenery surrounding them.

But that’s not the best part…

West Milton Cascades

Photo by Brian Hawkins Photography.

The best part about the falls is that they are surprisingly easy to access.

Located just outside of downtown West Milton,  all you need to do is the park in the lot across from the Masonic Lodge on State Rt. 571 and follow the signs.  You will hear the falls as soon as you exit the car because it’s located literally right behind the houses that line Main Street.

There are a few observation areas at different levels for your viewing pleasure.  Each area giving you a different view of the falls. You are able to look out over the falls, view from the falls level and then you are able to follow the sidewalk down steps and get very close to the river that they flow into.

Some things to know about the falls before visiting:

West Milton Cascades

Photo by Brian Hawkins Photography.

The West Milton Cascades are on private property and the viewing areas area not regularly maintained. The signs state that viewing the falls is at your own risk and that no one under 18 is allowed to go.


We love how Miami County is full of little gems just like this!  What’s your favorite place off the beaten path?

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