Saturday, 28 July 2012
Newport Corner, Hants County
N 44° 57.545 W 063° 58.248
20T E423161 N 4979080
RIVER: Weir Brook
RATING: excellent (***)
HIKING TIME: 1 hours
CONDITIONS: upstream, some climbing
NS Atlas Page: 58/V1
NS topo map: 11D13 (Mount Uniacke)
DIRECTIONS: from Windsor, downtown, take HWY101 , south, 10.5km to exit 4. Exit east onto HWY1. Continue along this road approximately 1 .5km, to an unsigned road on your right just before a big left-hand turn. (WPT: 44 N 57.750 063 W 58.931 ) Follow this road to a small pull off just beyond the quarry.
Trail Description: walk along the tree line next to a large field, heading down a well-used trail to the main falls. A rope is in place to help you descend into the deep canyon next to the lower main falls. You will need to cross the stream and climb up the steep trail next to the small cave, turning left at the top and then follow the ridge line past Weir Brook Falls approximately 250m to the site of The Tubs
Named so due to their water-scoured bore-holes along the length of the falls, these tub-like depressions are on average 4 feet deep, and provide a wonderful place on a hot summer day to cool oneself off. During high water, they are like miniature whirlpools as the water gushes overtopping them. The pool at the base of the falls is quite deep as well and is a pleasant little swimming hole.