Friday, 17 August 2012

Melford, Inverness County
45N51.909  61W16.301
20T E634151 N5080517

photo: Amanda MacLoed (2013)

RIVER: McMillans Brook
CLASS: plunge/s;ide
SIZE: 40 feet
RATING: excellent (****)

TRAIL: dirt path
DISTANCE: less than 100m
HIKING TIME: 5 minutes


NS Atlas Page: 22/X3
NS topo page: 011F14 (Whycocomagh)

photo: Kris Griffon

photo Sylvia Fisher

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Port Hawkesbury, travel north along HWY105(TCH) 30km to RIver Denys Road, a dirt road on your left at 45N52.199 61W15.701. Drive up this road about 750m and park off to the right hand side of the road.

photo falach-fead (2006)

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: walk down the stairs to the base of the falls. An improved area, there is a picnic bench in the clearing below these beautiful falls that plunge out of a notch in the bedrock 20 feet, to hit a smooth bedrock slide that empties fanlike as McMillan Brook continues its way downstream to meet the River Denys.

photo: Amanda MacLoed (2013)

One of the more popular falls in Nova Scotia, this site is a quick detour off the Trans Canada Highway for a few minutes recharging at the base of the falls.

photo by Tammy Aucoin (2014)