Lepreau Falls

Dsc08187LepreauLepreau Falls are located on the Lepreau River, nearby the hamlet of Lepreau in southwestern New Brunswick.  The Lepreau river is a tidal river and Lepreau Falls appears to be the boundary for the tidal effects of the water, blocking further rises upstream.  The ledge type falls boast significant flow from a wide river, with many small steps above the main falls.  Large pools lie below both steps of waterfall.

To get there, head along highway 1 toward Point Lepreau.  Take the route 790, then go west on route 795 until you reach the Lepreau Falls Road.  Take the falls road, follow until you reach a picnic park a short drive from 795.  Be sure to check out both observation decks with views of the top and bottom of the falls.  If venturing nearby the falls, watch out for unusually slippery rocks bordering the river.  The tidal water leaves a slippery transparent slime on the river's rock.

The Lepreau River has other waterfalls in its flowage, be sure to check them out if you have time to explore further north beyond highway 1.

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