McGregor Falls

Falling from the highlands west of the Wagamatook reserve in Cape Breton, McGregor Falls flow from McNaughton Brook and drop a distance into the gorge area around the falls. A new side trail to the falls has been created off the Humes River Wilderness trail. A bench and lookoff was also created to view the falls. (We visited in a year with dry conditions). If heading down to the brook, use caution on the steep slopes. Once below, many rocks are slippery surrounding the brook. To get there, drive to Wagamatook off the Trans Canada highway. Take the Humes Rear … Continue reading McGregor Falls

Mill Brook Falls

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park has many options for hiking and does have waterfalls to visit as well. Being that the trail follows much of the shoreline in the area, Mill Brook Falls flow from the rocky heights down to the Bay of Fundy shoreline. Access is gained to the Falls by taking the trail from Red Rocks to Cape Chignecto. Take the boardwalk and stairs to the shoreline access at Mill Brook to see the Falls. It is also possible to hike the rocky beach toward Mill Brook to avoid the hilly inclines or use it as an escape route … Continue reading Mill Brook Falls

Skinner Brook Falls

Skinner Brook Falls are very unknown waterfalls located in an area where you wouldn’t expect to see any features.   The journey to these falls is mostly on some woods road which are quickly deteriorating.  Once parked, its a short bushwack of about 400m to the brook.  I stumbled upon the brook a bit upstream of the falls.  Quick decision was to decide which way to go.  I decided downstream and was correct for once!   The falls are not very high about 8 and 10 feet for the two main ones but there are lots of small cascades in … Continue reading Skinner Brook Falls

Maple Brook Falls

Maple Brook is found in Glendale, Cape Breton.  The Maple Brook Falls consist of two sets of cascading drops, a smaller and larger fall (2m and 5m) with deep pools beneath both.  A 10 metre cliff stands to the side of the lower falls and pool.   The trail to the falls arrives at the brook in the same area.   To get there, head to Glendale on the Transcanada Highway in Cape Breton.  Watch for the Maple Brook Road on the east side of the highway.  Take this dirt road and keep left at the Y.   The road becomes … Continue reading Maple Brook Falls

Mt. Pleasant Brook Falls I

Mt. Pleasant Brook Falls I (in the rain!) Mt. Pleasant Brook is found in a deep valley in Southwest Margaree (Cape Breton) between Mt. Pleasant, Eygpt Mountain and Mt. Borden.  Visitors to the Scotsville area usually frequent the popular Piper's Glen Falls (Egypt Falls) located a short distance away.  However, a little known series of falls can be found on the neighbouring Mt. Pleasant Brook, approximately 5 kilometres into the valley from Highway 395.   The first set of falls are two tiered and flow between a break in steep cliffs on either side of the water.   Mt Pleasant Brook … Continue reading Mt. Pleasant Brook Falls I

Jeffers Falls (Riley’s Falls)

  Jeffers Falls (also named Riley's Falls) are found in the hills north of Parrsboro, Nova  Scotia.  While Jeffers Falls usually describes the large fall at the final elevation drop of Jeffers Brook, there are several other falls that can be accessed further up river.  Although the rockhopping travel is difficult, the end result is reaching seven falls of various heights and sizes.  Three of these are 4-5 metres in height.  To get there, head to Parrsboro on Highway 2.  In the town of Parrsboro, take the Beaver Dam Road north from Eastern Avenue.  Beaver Dam Road changes to Newville … Continue reading Jeffers Falls (Riley’s Falls)

Harrington Falls

Harrington Falls are found in the Cobequid Highlands area of Nova Scotia and pour 20 metres from a rocky cliff into the Harrington River below.  Also called "Garden of Eden" falls by locals, these falls do seem to live up to their quaint nickname.  A small ledge leads behind the falls, and depending on ground conditions also leads to an area above the falls.  Going beyond the part of the path behind the falls is trecherous and caution is advised.  To get there: Follow Hwy 2 through Five Islands near Parrsboro, then turn north on the Lynn Road. Follow Lynn … Continue reading Harrington Falls

North River Falls (Colchester)

A spectacular surprise is North River Falls in Colchester County, east of Parrsboro.  The falls flow over twenty metres to the pool below and the surrounding rocks make for a picture perfect visit.  A large pool also would allow for great summer swimming.   The trail to the falls is made of an old cart path and a rope has been left for visitors when decending into the gorge. To get there, head to Lower Five Islands on Hwy 2.  Look for Little York Rd and proceed Northbound toward a fork in the road.  Take a left from Little York … Continue reading North River Falls (Colchester)

Wards Falls

Wards Falls is one of the more popular falls in the western Cobequids region of Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.  These plunge falls are relatively small, but the geological formations at the falls area make it very appealing.  Directly behind the falls is a deep cave-like tunnel through the rock, but access is somewhat trecherous with the slippery, exposed rock beside the falls.  The trail to the falls is a pleasant 3 kilometre walk through the forest and over well constructed bridges that eliminate stream crossings.  A picnic table is also near the end of the trail. At one time, a ladder … Continue reading Wards Falls

Hidden Falls

  Truly a gem in the wilderness, Hidden Falls are a pleasant surprise to visit.  Located in near Parrsboro at the edge of the Cobequid Mountains, Hidden falls boast significant slide height, and also plunge into two deep and scenic pools at the falls area.  With the area’s spectacular geological surroundings, it is a real treat for visitors to the falls.  Hidden Falls are found along the waterfall highway, Hwy 2 near Parrsboro.  To get there, drive east on Hwy 2 from Parrsboro toward Bass River.  Just east of #2492 Hwy 2, there is a small gravel turn off on … Continue reading Hidden Falls