Monday, 24 June 2013

HALFWAY RIVER FALLS
Bishopville, Hants County
N 45° 00.683 W 064° 19.423
UTM: 20T E 395691 N 4985067


RIVER: Halfway River
CLASS: steep cascades
SIZE: , 15'
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: roadside
DISTANCE: 20m
HIKING TIME: 5 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate, some steep areas

Geocache: GC1NC61

NS Atlas Page: 47/X5
NS topo map: 021H01 (Wolfville)


DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Kentville (Kings Co.), follow HWY101 east to EXIT11 (Wolfville) and turn right (south) onto Greenwich Rd. Travel 900m and turn left onto Ridge Road, drive 3.6km and turn right to remain on Ridge Rd, another 650m. Take the first right onto Greenfield Rd and drive 1.8km, crossing the Gaspereau River, then turn right again to remain on this road. Continue 7.3km up onto South Mountain, and turn left onto Bishopville Rd (just past the cemetery). Drive another 140m to where the guardrail looms over the Halfway River below. Park of the side of the road.


TRAIL DESCRIPTION: pick your way down the steep embankment to the base of the falls below you. You can see the falls from the road, thru the trees, but you wont appreciatae these falls unless you get down to their base.