Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Grant Valley, Hants County
N 45° 07.460 W 063° 40.820 
UTM: 20T E 446495 N 4996988

RIVER: Mill Brook
CLASS: cascade
SIZE: 6'
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: nearly roadside, moderate bushwhacking
HIKING TIME: 5 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate 

Geocache: none

NS Atlas Page: 48/Y3

NS topo map: 011E04 (Kennettcook)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Windsor, take Exit5 off HWY101, onto HWY14 West. Follow this road 8.6km to the community of Brooklyn, turning left at the war memorial in the center of the village to remain on HWY14. Follow this road 750m to the next intersection, and continue straight, onto HWY215. Continue 1km, and turn right onto HWY236 (towards Kennettcook).Drive along this quiet road 32.6km to the village of Kennettcook, turning left onto HWY236/HWY354. (Signed for Noel and Maitland) Follow this road 3.3km, turning right onto Rhines Road. Continue 7km, to its conclusion, and turn right onto Barr Settlement Rd. Follow this road 1.8km, then turn left to remain on this road. Continue approximately 500m and park off the side of the road.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: pick your way to the bottom of this small ravine to the base of the falls. There are no tremendously steep parts, but keep a careful footing nonetheless.

photo by Andrew Paul (2014)

These small falls drop over a step-like cascade along Mill Brook in Grant Valley. During high water it seems likely that they would be much wider along the rockface of the falls, but still present a lovely picture during normal water levels.