Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Martock, Hants County
45N56.999  64W08.287
20T E0410221 N4978024

RIVER: Lebreau Brook
CLASS: plunge (steep)
SIZE 15'
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: woods trail
HIKING TIME: 30 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

NS Atlas Page: 57/Y2
NS topo map: 021A16 (Windsor)

DRVING DIRECTIONS: take Exit5 off HWY101, westbound, towards Windsor and Three Mile Plains. Follow this road, HWY14, to its conclusion about 1km along. (Across from the gas station) Turn left onto HWY1 and drive 650m to Three Mile Plains Cross Road. Turn right onto this and drive 850m to its intersection with Windsor Back Road. Turn right again, and drive down Windsor Back Road 2.8km to a dirt road on your left. Pull down this and drive down to the big old trees by the pond. Park here.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Follow the road around the small quarry to a fork in the trail about 75m along. Turn left along this trail that runs along the powerlines, and follow it to Lebreau Brook, about 100 along. Hike upstream alongside the brook to the fenceline. Cross under this old fence and hike up alongside the brook on the right hand side on a trail. You will hear the falls in the ravine as it gets deeper, just angle back to your left to the falls.

Further upstream, the brook features many smaller cascades that drop considerable distances over a short run of the stream, making it quite a picturesque hike.

A small 4 or 5 foot fall is also located just downstream from where the lower trail crosses over Lebreau Brook.