Wednesday, 18 July 2012


ARM OF GOLD FALLS
New Campbellton, Victoria County
N 46° 16.224 W 060° 27.685
20T E 695605 N 51 27223



RIVER: McLennans Brook
CLASS: plunge
SIZE: 20'
RATING: average (**1 /2)

TRAIL: upstream
DISTANCE: <200m
HIKING TIME: 1 0 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GC1901X

NS Atlas Page: 10/V5
NS topo map: 01 K08  (Bras D'Or)


DIRECTIONS: from Sydney, follow HWY1 25 to its conclusion at Sydney Mines, turning
westward onto HWY1 05 (TCH). Cross the Seal Island Bridge and drive towards the base of
Kelly's Mountain. Right at the clothespin turn at its base, take the dirt road that leads north to
New Campbellton. Follow this road approximately 2.2 km, parking at the bridge over
McLennans Brook.



Trail Description: a short upstream hike to these falls, they are nestled in a small rocky gorge.
The area along New Campbellton Road was first settled in 1862 by Highland Scots, who began
mining two coal seams found in the area. The main settlement is a further 3km up the road, and
if you watch to your left, near the turn towards the harbour there, you will also find Blue Nose
Falls, which tumble off the top of the hills in a dizzying array of steps and cascades, with a 25
foot plunge approximately 100 meters up the hill.

photo by Rob Romard (2014)