Wednesday, 12 September 2012

SHINGLEMILL FALLS

SHINGLEMILL FALLS
Morristown, Kings County
44N55.873 64W46.189
20T E360344 N4976833

photo Benoit Lalonde




RIVER: South River
CLASS: cascade
SIZE: 20'
RATING: excellent (***1 /2)

TRAIL: woods road
DISTANCE: 1km (summer)
                     4.5km (winter)
HIKING TIME: 45 min-2.5hours
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GC10MJ8

NS Atlas Page: 56/X2
NS topo map: 021A15 (Gaspereau Lake)


photo jbtech

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Kentville, follow HWY101 west 17km to EXIT15, and turn left onto HWY360. Drive south 2.7km and turn right onto HWY1 and continue 6.3km. Turn left on Aylesford Rd and drive 11km to a service road on your right. During the winter, park here, just off road, out of the way of snowmobilers. In the summer, proceed down this road 4km to a dirt road towards Burnt Dam Flowage on your left and park there.

photo Dennis Rycroft

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: follow the service road to the falls. Easy hiking, you will hear the falls long before you approach them. Elevation change is minimal, and a trail from the top of the falls to the base is easily navigated. During winter, this is an excellent snowshoe or cross country ski trail.


photo falach fead