Thursday, 2 August 2012

Ellershouse, Hants County
N 44° 54.860 W 064° 03.268
20T E 0416768 N 4973975

RIVER: Halls Lake Brook
CLASS: plunge
SIZE: 30'
RATING: excellent (***1 /2)

TRAIL: woods road, bushwhacking
HIKING TIME: 30 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GCWYP5

NS Atlas Page: 57/Z2
NS topo map: 021 A1 6

DIRECTIONS: from Windsor, along HWY 101 , take Exit 4, headed east, along HWY 1 , approximately 500m. Turn left on Hartville Road, Follow this road 2.2km, watching for the Hartville Quarry sign on your right, turning up the dirt road. Follw this road 2.8km, taking the second right off this road, Travel along this
road 4.4km, watching for a small road that forks off to the right. Park here, do not block the road.

Trail Description: walk down the road that forks off to the right, approximately 500m, angling into the woods on the right hand side before you come to the local properties. Follow the small woods trail as it leads to the lakeshore and then pick your way along until you reach the falls.

(view of the cove from the top)

This is a very picturesque fall because it actually drops directly in the lake, dropping into Halls Lake Brook Falls Cove. It used to be taller, having a further 10 foot drop below it, but when they filled Panuke Lake (as a reservoir), the height of the fall was reduced. However it is still approximately 30 feet high. One can sit on the large stones next to the falls and wonder what it might have looked like a hundred years ago.

1 comment:

  1. ***Alert***Road is blocked off. Security guard posted. They are building wind mills up in that area.