West Branch Musquash River Falls

In the sandy forests of southwestern New Brunswick, the Musquash River pushes its way to the Bay of Fundy. From a dirt road in ATV country near Lepreau, you can find the West Branch Musquash River falls. The falls span several drops over a hundred meters, with the most noteable a notch type fall, pushing water into the breach. The falls area is ripe for exploration with a meandering trail that follows the river from the road.

To get there, take exit 96 on Highway 1 from the direction of Saint John or St Stephen. On the north side of the highway, take the logging road 6.5 kilometres until a wooden bridge. Park on either side of the bridge and descend on the left side of the road, following a light trail into the woods. Note, the look off near the notch fall has fairly steep cliffs to the water. There are two larger falls areas to explore, the notch and the ledge and cascade. Return the same way.

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