Wednesday, 1 August 2012


RUSSIA ROAD BROOK FALLS
Harbourville, Kings County
N 45° 09.317 W 064° 47.671
20T E 0358948 N 5001767



RIVER: Russia Road Brook
CLASS: coastal plunge
SIZE: 40
RATING: excellent (***1 /2)

TRAIL: old road` , beach
DISTANCE: >1 km
HIKING TIME: 30 min
CONDITIONS: moderate

GEOCACHE: GC30YCW

NS Atlas Page: 46/W2
NS topo map: 021 H02 (Berwick)



DIRECTIONS: from Berwick, take Exit 1 5, northbound, onto HWY #360 (Harbourville Rd. ), and follow it to the town of Harbourville, approximately 1 2 kilometers away. Just Before you reach the village, take a left onto Rusia Rd, a dirt road. Follow this to the bridge across Bear Brook, there is a high clearance vehicle woods road which leads down to the Minas Basin beach. Winter access may require walking in from the bridge.

Trail Description:A fairly passable woods road, follows the line of Bear Brook downstream towards its outflow into the Minas Basin. There is a camping area and good parking area at the end of this road, overlooking the beach. When you get to the beach, turn right and walk down the beach, just around the first
jutting headland of cliff face. This site is only viewable at low tide, so plan your trip accordingly. Be careful of falling rocks from the cliff above.



A beautiful set of coastal plunges that fall directly into the Bay ofFundy. In the summer, at lower water, you could stand underneath these falls and have a freshwater shower. There are  also numerous sea-caves in the area, many only in their nascent stage of formation, so if you have the time and can beat the tides, I highly recommend this waterfall.