Trip Rating: 2.5/5
15 Mile Creek is a is a creek named for its distance from the Niagara River.
There are a few places to launch on the Creek. My favorite is at the small dock hidden on Glass Avenue. To find this location, enter 43.163689, -79.315724 into Google Maps. There is a solid dock for launching and decent parking. However, there are no washroom facilities or places to rent canoes and kayaks.
Trip Length: To see the entire harbour and the ship wrek, the total trip is about 9km. It take approx 2-4 hours, depending on conditions.
Difficulty: Class A1. Please be careful and use gear as required to be safe.
Fifteen Mile Creek originates above the Niagara Escarpment in a predominately agricultural area. The creek then flows over the Niagara Escarpment at Rockway Falls and into a long pond measuring 1 kilometre in length that is separated from Lake Ontario by a vegetated sand bar. Fifteen Mile Creek has a natural meandering form, and this subwatershed drains approximately 42.5 square kilometres of land. Above the escarpment, field crops dominate the landscape, whereas below the escarpment fruit trees are most common. In many areas above the escarpment a vegetative buffer is lacking. However, the majority of the creek is protected by a vegetative buffer below the escarpment. An Area of Natural and Scientific Interest is located in the Fifteen Mile Creek valley due to its excellent representation of Niagara Escarpment and associated lake plain features including a major incised valley. The Rockway Conservation Area (126 hectares), managed by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, is also located in this subwatershed. Two waterfalls are located in Rockway Conservation Area. The waterfalls are located in the southwest region of the Conservation Area. The larger waterfall plunges 18.3 metres and the smaller waterfall drops 12.2 metres over a series of rapids.