Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cheverie, Hants County
N 45° 08.420 W 064° 11.465 
20T 406353mE 4999229mN

RIVER: unnamed Brook
CLASS: steep cascades
SIZE: , 18'
RATING: average (***1/2)

TRAIL: dirt road
HIKING TIME: 15 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: none

NS Atlas Page: 47/Y3

NS topo map: 021H01 (Wolfville)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Windsor, take EXIT5 and follow the ruondabout onto Wentworth Rd, headed east. Follow the highway 5.8km and then turn left onto HWY14. Continue along 4.2km int the village of Brooklyn, turning left at the war memorial to remain on WHY14. (Signed for Walton, Milford and Truro). Drive 750m, to the top of the hill, and continue straight at the Petro-Canada service station onto HWY215. Follow this road to its conclusion, which is a T-Intersection. Stay left to remain on HWY215. Drive 23.2km (from the PetroCanada) along the shoreline drive towards Cheverie, watching for a small marker stone on the left hand side demarking the Avonview Cemetery. Turn left onto this small dirt access road and park at the cemetery.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: follow the road from the cemetery to where the unnamed brook, which empties out from the Cheverie quarry recreation site (a great place for a quick and COLD dip on a hot summer day), crosses under the road. Head down into the ravine onthe downstream side of the brook, where you will find the falls and the drystone built remains of the former millsite.