Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Baxters Harbour, Kings County
N 45° 13.198 W 064° 32.891 
UTM: 20T E 378447 N 5008552

RIVER: Long Beach Brook
CLASS: cascade
SIZE: 10'
RATING: average (****)

TRAIL: cobble beach 
HIKING TIME: 10 minutes

Geocache: none

NS Atlas Page: 46/Z1
NS topo map: 021H02 (Berwick)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Take EXIT12 north off HWY101 towards the town of New Minas. Follow the New Minas Connector Rd 1.6km to the intersection, continuing straight on Cornwallis River Crossing. Continue straight 2km and continue straight as this road becomes Middle Dyke Rd as it crosses Belcher St. Drive 4.9km along this highway, turning left onto HWY341, then right again immediately (90m) onto the continuation of Middle Dyke Road. Continue 2.4km, turning right onto HWY221, which is signed for Baxters Harbour.Follow this road 1.1km, turning left onto Black Hole Road, again signed for Baxters Harbour. Follow Black Hole Rd about 5km and turn left onto Gospel Woods Road. Drive 2.2km, and turn right onto Long Beach Road. Follow this road 4.6km t its conclusion, at its intersectin with Old Baxters Mill Road.

Park off the side of the road at the beach access and head left up the beach towards the outcropping of bedrock towards where Long Beach Brook enters the Bay of Fundy. It crosses over an unremarkable 5 foot cascade before spreading thinly over wave smoothed bedrock another five feet, crossing over the cobbles into the ocean. 

Enjoy the beach while you are here, the many many multi coloured cobbles and views of Cape Split in the distance.

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