Sunday, 8 July 2012

SILENCE FALLS (McInnis Brook Falls)
West Gore, Hants County

N 45° 05.085 W 063° 47.1 29
20T E 4381 83 N 4992665

RIVER: MacInnis Brook

CLASS: staircase (steep)
SIZE: 30'
RATING: excellent (****)

TRAIL: dirt path
HIKING TIME: 1 5 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GC2YV8K

NS Atlas Page: 48/X4
NS topo map: 01 1 E04

photo by Andrew Paul (2014)

DIRECTIONS: from Windsor, take Exit 5 off HWY 1 01 , headed west towards 
Brooklyn along HWY 1 4. When you reach this small village, turn left at the war 
memorial in the middle of the road, continuing straight past the Petro Canada 
gas station at the top of the hill onto HWY 215.
Turn right onto HWY 236 at the crossroads approximately 1 km along, following 
this paved road 1 9.5km to Clarksville, turning right onto HWY 202. Follow this 
road approximately 4km, to Mines Road on your right. Turn down this dirt road 
and drive just over 1 km, parking just beyond where the road crosses over 
MacInnis Brook.

photo by Gary Weber (2014)

Trail Description: follow the path along the ravine edge upstream until it ends. 
There are some soggy parts to this trail, so wear appropriate footwear. Find 
a suitable place to descend into the gorge and then follow the brook upstream 
until you come to the falls.

photo by Tammy Elliot (2014)

These gorgeous falls appear from out of nowhere, as you round a bend in the 
stream, cascading down a steep staircase from a notch above, spreading out 
along the surface of the exposed rock. The pool at the base is not very deep, 
and there are nice places at the base of the falls to sit and have a picnic, letting 
the roar of the falls drown out the sounds of the world.

photo by Tammy Elliot (2014)