Tuesday, 21 August 2012

POCKWOCK RIVER FALLS
Pockwock, Halifax Regional Municipality
44N45.419  63W52.066
20T E431318 N4956321



RIVER: Pockwock River
CLASS: cascade
SIZE: 25'
RATING: excellent (***1/2)

TRAIL: old road
DISTANCE: 1.1km
HIKING TIME: 45 min
CONDITIONS: easy

GEOCACHE: GC10JAC

NS Atlas Page: 58/W5
NS topo map: 011D13 (Mount Uniacke)

photo Benoit Lalonde (2011)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Halifax, take Exit3 from HWY102 onto Hammonds Plains Road. Drive northwest along this road 8.6km and then turn right onto Pockwock Road. Continue another 5.7km and park at 44N45.385 63W51.365, at the corner with the Camptown Road.

photo Dennis Rycroft (2007)

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: walk down this old road approximately 1km to the bridge over the Pockwock River. Head upstream from the bridge between 50-100m to the falls. There is no trail but bushwhacking along the bank isnt too difficult. The west side (right hand side facing upstream) has remains visible of old mills and dams.

Furthermore, heading downstream from the bridge, about 100m, along the trail there, will bring you to the remains of Wrights Mill, an old sawmill and dam, both of which are in complete disrepair. Camptown Road was part of the Old Annapolis Road that was constructed in the 1800s by the British as an overland route from Halifax to Annapolis Royal. 

photo Todd Beal (2008)