Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Glenora Falls, Inverness County
45N06.723  61W21.891
20T E626356 N5107796

photo Robert Pierrynowski

RIVER: McLellans Brook
CLASS: cascade (steep)
SIZE: 60'
RATING: excellent (***1 /2)

TRAIL: none
HIKING TIME: 15 minutes
CONDITIONS: challenging


NS Atlas Page: 12/W3
NS topo map: 011K03 (Lake Ainslie)

photo Ian MacDougall

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Port Hawkesbury, travel north on the TransCanada Highway #105 47.3km to Whycocomagh. Turn left onto HWY252 towards Mabou and follow this highway 3.7km, then turn left to remain on HWY252 (signed for Mabou). Drive 23.1km to the conclusion of this road and turn right onto HWY19 (towards Inverness/Cheticamp). Drive up this road 4.6km and turn left on Glenora Falls Road. Drive about 500, to the bridge over McLellans Brook and park off the road.

photo Benoit Lalonde 

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: hike downstream along the brook 200m to the top of the falls. There is a faint trail that descends to the base of the gorge but is very dangerous. Best bet is to continue downstream along the edge of the gorge until you find a suitable descent to the brook below and make your way back upstream to the base of the falls.

The community of Glenora Falls is home to the Glenora Distillery, which began making North America's first single malt whisky in 1990. Since that time, this award winning distillery has added an inn and chalets for tourists, a pub and restaraunt, and features guided tours of the distillery hourly from May thru October from 9AM to 5pm daily.

photo Robert Pierrynowski