Sunday, 16 September 2012

AUCOIN BROOK FALLS
Belle Marche, Inverness County
46N36.306 60W58.646
20T E654894 N5163268

photo Robert Pierrynowski


RIVER: Aucoin Brook
CLASS: cascade
SIZE: 30'
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: ATV trail
DISTANCE: 400m
HIKING TIME: 30min
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GC136R4K

NS Atlas Page: 6?V3
NS topo map: 011K10 (Cheticamp River)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Cheticamp, drive inland along Plateau Rd 1.5km and turn left onto the hairpin turn onto Cheticamp Back Rd. Follow this road 170m and turn right onto Deveaux Rd. Drive 750m and continue to the right onto Platin Road. Follow this road to its conclusion approximately 1.5km along and park. (46N36.327 60W58.925)

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: continue along the old road, up the hill and then take the center ATV trail to the stream. Hike a short distance upstream to the falls.

photo Robert Pierrynowski

Watch for the old colonial Acadian building foundations along the route as well as the remains of an old timber dam at the top of the falls.