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 … Continue reading West Branch Musquash River Falls

Little Falls (St. George)

On the same river as the well known and visited Lepreau Falls, lie Little Falls, a wide series of ledges that fall into a large pool beyond tight opening in the woods. The Lepreau river widens after Little Falls, on the way to the larger fall. A short hike will lead you to a expansive swimming area. To get there , head to Highway 1 between Lepreau and Saint John. At about 300-400 metres west of the bridge over the Lepreau River (mile marker 83), park after the guardrail. The trail is best reached on the south side of the … Continue reading Little Falls (St. George)

South Branch Oromocto 

  If looking for rugged rock and water, South Branch Oromocto Falls is the place to go. Found between Fredericton Junction and Welsford , the falls are part of a maintained trail system to falls in the area, owned by the Kilpatrick Family. The rocky surroundings were part of obstacles faced by loggers in the 1900s. (A plaque at the top of the lookoff dedicates the area to one log rider that lost his life in the area.) Hiking to the falls is easy. Follow the interpretive and marked trail for 1 km to the look off with a deck … Continue reading South Branch Oromocto 

Radcliffe Falls

Radcliffe Falls are east of the Saint John area and found in Baxter’s Corner. Showing off the dark rock of the river, the falls tumble in an ‘S’ down the brook, making it a fairly large and beautiful falls area. Differing perspectives of the falls can be viewed from three locations: above the falls, from a perch on a rocky outcrop across the brook or below the steep ledges overlooking the falls — requiring 2 crossings of the brook. There is a pool for swimming as well. To get there, drive to Baxters Corner on route 825. At the intersection … Continue reading Radcliffe Falls

Waterford Waterworks 

A roadside attraction near Poley mountain and minutes from the Sussex Bluff trail, Trout Brook in Waterford presents a unique opportunity to see remarkably clear (and cold!) water falling and winding its way through scenic rock formations. To get there, head along the Waterford Road past Poley Mountain.  Once in the area There are two main spots to explore.  The first is near the Waterford Community Hall off the Cedar Camp Road.  Park here and access the water by a short trail by the parking lot.  The second spot is shortly after a turnabout on the Waterford Road following Hawkes … Continue reading Waterford Waterworks 

Dunbar Falls

Located near the Durham Bridge, Dunbar falls are a popular destination for locals in theFredericton area.  The falls flow over a river wide ledge, dropping down 8-10 feet and making a unique and picturesque view of the water.  The area around the falls is smooth rock as well and in summer time with lower water levels on Dunbar Stream, allows for easy exploring around the river underneath the falls.  The water is exceptionally clear and a short ledge can be found under the falls themselves. The trail to the falls is just short of a kilometre and mostly flat, however … Continue reading Dunbar Falls

Lake Stream Falls

Lake Stream Falls are a backcountry waterfall in Fundy National Park, found off of Lake Brook in the Upper Salmon River area (so named as it is an unnamed tributary of Lake Brook).  The Lake Stream cascades and descends well over 100 metres down from the cliffs surrounding Lake Brook and the Upper Salmon River area.  The falls end abruptly in a rockfall 50 metres from Lake Brook.  Where is no pool at the bottom, the cascade is worth seeing as it extends backward over several ledges well out of sight.  The other levels of the falls can only be … Continue reading Lake Stream Falls