Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Ashdale, Hants County
45N00.379  63W54.454
20T E428477 N4984052

photo by Andrew Paul (2014)

RIVER:  Meander River
CLASS: steep cascade
SIZE: 25'
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: old logging road
HIKING TIME: 30 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GC3FQB7

NS Atlas Page: 48/V5
NS topo map: 11E04 (Kennetcook)

photo Benoit Lalonde

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Windsor, take EXIT5 off HWY101, eastbound, onto HWY14. Drive 8.6km to the village of Brooklyn and turn left at the war memorial in the middle of the road to remain on this highway. Drive 1km up over the hill and trend right at the intersection across from the Petro Canada gas station to remain on HWY14. Follow this highway 3.8km and turn right onto Ashdale Road (watch for signs for Smiley's Provincial Park) and keep left at the Y-intersection. Drive 4.1km to a dirt road on your right. (WPT: 45N00' 38.5" 63W54' 32.6")  Pull onto this road and park.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: follow this dirt road to its conclusion, just past a wooden bridge. Continue straight along the trail to the stream and turn left (downstream) Follow the brook about 100m to the top of the falls. The incline of the slope to the base of the falls is fairly steep, but if you follow the animal trails as they switchback down the slope, its a fairly easy descent.

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