Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Ardoise, Hants County
45N57.465  63W56.537
20T E431815 N4978863

RIVER: Weir Brook
CLASS: steep cascades
SIZE: 8', 12'
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: none
HIKING TIME: 45 minutes
CONDITIONS: upstream

Geocache: none

NS Atlas Page: 58/V1
NS topo map: 11D13 (Mount Uniacke)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from WIndsor, take Exit4, eastbound, off HWY101 onto HWY1. Drive down this road 5.9km to Fletcher Road on your right. Turn down this road and follow it 230m to its end. Park here.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: bushwhack down to the streambed below. The easiest approach is on the left side of the parking area, avoiding the tangle of alders. Once at the brook, pick your way upstream to the first tributary you come across on Weir Brook, where the lower falls are visible. Climb over these small six foot falls and continue upstream to Ardoise Falls about 150m along.