Wednesday, 15 August 2012

BEECH BROOK FALLS
Newport Corner, Hants County
44N58.038  63W57.393
20T E424566 N4979762


RIVER: Beech Brook
CLASS: plunge/cascade
SIZE: 20'
RATING: average (**1 /2)

TRAIL: roadside
DISTANCE: 50m
HIKING TIME: 5 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

GEOCACHE: none

NS Atlas Page: 58/V1
NS topo map: 011D13 (Mount Uniacke)



DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from windsor, take Exit1 east onto HWY1. Drive 5.8km and turn left onto Rockwell Rd. Follow this road 300m and turn right onto Beech Brook Rd. Follow this road 750m, parking just before you get to the campground. 

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: intermittent roadside falls, this plunge is loated immediately on the left side of the road. Make your way down the steep inline to the base of the upper falls. A lower fall, just downstream, cascades down 20 feet before Beech Brook continues its run towards Weir Brook.

I have visited these falls several times over the last year and only found them flowing one. They drain a large pond above them, but can go dry very quickly. When they are full up with water, they are quite pretty.