Monday, 6 August 2012

Grand River Falls, Richmond County
N 45° 41.469 W 060° 37.064
20T E 0685487 N 5062493

RIVER: MacKillops Brook
CLASS: slide
SIZE: 12'
RATING: average (**)

TRAIL: woods road/downstream
DISTANCE: 1 .8km
HIKING TIME: 2 hours
CONDITIONS: moderate


NS Atlas Page: 34/Y2
NS topo map: 011F10 (St. Peter's)

DIRECTIONS: from St. Peter's, proceed eastward out of the
village on HWY4, turning right onto HWY 247, towards
L'Ardoise, just outside of town. Drive down this charming coastal
road approximately 1 2km, turning left onto St. Peter's/Forchu
Road. Follow this highway 9km to the community of Grand
River, turning right onto the first bridge. Drive up the hill, about
400m, and turn left onto Loch Lomond Rd. Follow this wide dirt
road 7.5km and watch for an old woods road leading up into the
woods on your right hand side, at 45 N 41 .990 060 W 37.064.

Trail Description: walk up the woods road, following it to its
conclusion, 1 .2 km along. Cross over the top of the beaver lodge
and walk downstream approximately 800m. Although not large
falls, slide falls are rare in Nova Scotia, and McKillops Brook is a
fine example of this classification of waterfall.

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