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Before reaching the falls, you walk through forests and muskegs that have taken thousands of years to develop to their present state. Decaying plants build a layer of peat that holds water like a giant sponge and gradually break down the surface of the karst to form caves. Visitors can pause at several points on the tour to see unique plant species including bog laurel, Labrador tea, and diminutive, ultra slow-growing shore pines that might be less than two feet high, yet 150 or more years old. Features such as sinkholes, deep vertical pits, disappearing streams, and collapsed channels can also be seen from the trail.

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Taken on August 10, 2008