Thursday, 19 July 2012

Baxters Harbour, Kings County
N 45° 13.875 W 064° 30.754
20T E 381 267 N 5009752

RIVER: Fraser Brook
CLASS: plunge
SIZE: 50'
RATING: excellent (****)

TRAIL: beach
HIKING TIME:  10 minutes

Geocache: GC1A9J7

NS Atlas Page: 46/Z1
NS topo map: 021 H02 (Berwick)

photo by Tammy Aucoin (2014)

DIRECTIONS: from Kentville, take Exit12 off HWY #101 , headed
north. Follow this road 8km to its conclusion at HWY341 , turn
left, then immediately right again onto the continuation of Middle
Dyke Rd. Continue north along along this road about 3km, to
where it meets HWY #221 . Turn right and follow this road 1.5km
to Sheffield Mills, turning left at the corner onto Black Hole Rd.
Drive up Black Hole Rd onto the top of the North Mountain,
turning left again onto Baxters Harbour Rd. Follow this road to
its conclusion, and continue straight and down towards the
beach on the dirt road. There is parking off the side at the boat

Trail Description: I f you approach at low tide, you can walk
directly across the beach to the base of the falls. At high tide,
you will have to take satisfaction snapping photographs from the
One of the most popular waterfalls in Nova Scotia, the scenery
here is spectacular. There are sea stacks in the harbour, and
approaching the falls at low tide, one can get directly underneath
the falls. In the winter, this is a popular spot for ice climbing.