Within the Durham Conservation Area McGowan Falls takes the name of an early miller who used the waterpower of the Saugeen River at this site. Popular with anglers, the falls here are more gradual than some, yet scenic in their setting of cedars. McGowan Falls are portrayed in one of several murals that adorn buildings in downtown Durham. Driving Directions:Durham is located at the junction of County Road 4 and Highway 6. Access McGowan Falls off of George Street. Day use fee applies when you cross the bridge and enter the Conservation Area. The main entrance to the Conservation Area is 323198 Durham Rd. E.