Tuesday, 24 July 2012


JAMES BROWN FALLS
Panuke Road, Hants County
N 44° 54.763 W 064° 05.157
20T E 414281 N 4973827


RIVER: James Browns Brook
CLASS: dead waterfall
SIZE: 1 5'
RATING: poor (*1 /2)

TRAIL: none

DISTANCE: 300m
HIKING TIME: 30 minutes
CONDITIONS: bushwhacking

Geocache: none

NS Atlas Page: 57/Z2
NS topo map: 21A16 (Windsor)

DIRECTIONS: from Windsor, downtown, proceed south on
HWY1 , through town, 6km to Panuke Road on your right hand
side. Follow this road, which eventually becomes a dirt road,
5.5km. There is a dip in the road with a turn uphill towards the
left. Park at the top of this hill, in plain view of other traffic on this
road.

Trail Description: hike into the woods towards the lowest level of
land you see, and follow it along the remains of this former
stream. Trees are growing up in the midst of it now, and it can be
heavy going. The site of the former falls is still easily
recognizable, with what might have been a steep 15' cascade
over the stones on the right hand side, and a diverted cascade
coming in from the left hand side to the bottom of the site.

(where the main falls once dropped)

There is nothing left of the stream except small pools of water,
rotted moss covered logs that had once draped over the stream,
and further down, a small rippling boulder cascade, that was
running during high water during my visit. Following the brook to
its outlet on Panuke Lake, you get a great, quiet view of the lake
that few venture to see.

                                            (dead cascade to left of main drop)

("the teenager" enjoying the small bay at the streams end, Panuke Lake)