Sunday, 5 August 2012


MORAR BROOK FALLS
Morar, Antigonish County
N 45° 51 .192 W 061 ° 59.535
20T E 578238 N 5078230

photo Robert Pierrynowski (2007)

RIVER: Morar Brook
CLASS: steep cascades
SIZE: 55'
RATING: excellent (***1 /2)

TRAIL: old dirt road
DISTANCE: 500m
HIKING TIME: 1 hour
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GC1 3GGA

NS Atlas Page: 21 /V3
NS topo map: 011F13 (Cape George)

photo Benoit Lalonde (2011)


DIRECTIONS: from Antigonish, follow HWY 245 northbound approximately 17km to Malignant Cove, where the highway ends. Turn right (north) onto HWY 337, continue 8 km to the community of Morar. Watch for a dirt road at approximately 45N51.146 61W59.070 and turn down this. Follow as far as
you feel comfortable, or park just off the highway.

Trail Description: make your way down into the gorge and follow the stream down to these beautiful falls. A second set of falls, a twin plunge of 20', are located just downstream from the main falls as well.


Located in the community of Morar, which was changed from "North Side Cape George" by a Legislative Act in 1888, in recognition of the locality in Invernessshire, Scotland from which many of the earliest settlers to this area came from. Another interesting stop on your drive around Cape George would be the Bluefin Tuna Interpretive Center in Ballantyne's Cove, just around the other side of the Cape. It is open from June15-September15 and has free admission.