The community of Dowling is unique among the three towns that make up Onaping Falls in that it was the only one that did not originate as a mining camp. Dowling's history began with the arrival of farmers who purchased the land and cleared it themselves. From its early beginnings, the community has managed to overcome the destruction of the agricultural industry to become a popular residential town.
In many ways, Dowling is seen as the hub of Onaping Falls. With its vastly diverse cultures and engaging people, this community is by far one of the most wonderful places in which to live.