Tuesday, 21 August 2012

PARKS FALLS
McPhersons Mills, Pictou County
45N33.245  62W30.886
20T E537873 N5044619

photo by Tammy Aucoin (2014)

RIVER: Sutherlands River
CLASS: tiered plunge
SIZE: 25'
RATING: excellent (***1 /2)

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

GEOCACHE: GCVZDR

NS Atlas Page: 30/Z5
NS topo map number: 11E10 (New Glasgow)

photo Leandra Ganko

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from New Glasgow, take Exit26 off HWY104 and turn right (south) onto Sherbrooke Road/HWY347. Follow this road 7.9km to Park Falls Road and turn left. Continue 400m to the bridge over Sutherlands River and park.

photo Robert Pierrynowski (2007)

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: the falls are immediately on the downstream side of the bridge. A popular swimming hole, revellers jump from the bridge and from the rocks into the plunge pools below. 

postcard circa 1906 by WH Torry

 postcard circa 1906 by WH Torry

postcard circa 1934 

"photo by waldren"

photo Ralph MacAdam (2008)

photo Sylvia Fisher (2012)

photo geoscotians (2007)

photo by Tammy Elliot (2014)