Falls Detail: Located in CFB Gagetown, Lindsay Falls are approximately 200 meters from the Lindsay Valley Cross Country Ski Lodge. Although named Lindsay Falls they are not found on Lindsay Brook, nor are they on Falls Brook. The falls are located on a third brook that is not identified on the map but joins Lindsay Brook just above the small bridge spanning the brook.
This brook plunges over an abrupt escarpment running east to west and are located in a small ravine cutting through a ridge. The main ski trail runs parallel to the brook. Large pine, spruce and cedar trees make the area damp and dark, cover the small ravine containing the falls. This coverage also provides an ion rich environment, fostering quick decay of the many falling trees in this mature woodlot.
Visit Detail: My sister, Glenda and I walked down the hill from the Lindsay Valley Cross Country Ski Lodge across Lindsay Brook and followed the main trail up to the right with the stream on our right shoulder. Jason Bennett, a waterfalls enthusiast, informed me that there was a falls located near the ski lodge, so I decided to drive down from Fredericton to photograph the falls. The brook has overrun its banks due to several days of heavy rainfall and I suspected the falls would be thunderous. We could hear the falls well before seeing them.
After spending a few minutes looking at the falls from the lookout we made our way gingerly down to the bottom of the ravine to photograph the falls. From here we climbed back to the top and then followed the ski trail up to the top of the ridge and then crossed over the bridge 100 meters above the falls. From here we made our way down along the west side of the brook to a point below the falls where I used an existing rope to rappel down to the brook.
Considering the terrain I was surprised that the falls would be 5 meters.
Falls Detail: Acker Creek flows in a westerly direction into the Saint John River near the small hamlet of McKenna, which is approximately halfway between Woodstock and Hartland on the eastside of the Saint John River. The falls is named for the Jennings family an Irish family who homesteaded along the creek. The road leading to the falls is also called Jennings. Over time the water cut through a ridge of bedrock oriented horizontally and running perpendicular to the creek. The timeless energy etched a narrow notch for the top falls and then found a second fissure to the right; and it cut a second notch for the stream to drop over and into a larger pool before continuing towards the Saint John River.
From Woodstock, cross the Saint John River to Grafton and take a left onto Route #105 towards Hartland. Travel approximately 5 km until the Acker Creek Bridge (a concrete structure). After the bridge turn off to the right onto a dirt road called the “Jennings Road”. Drive up the road approximately 2 km until an open field on the right. There is a camp along the edge of the field next to the woods. It’s called Blacks Field, park here. The coordinates for the field are N46° 13.257′ / W067° 28.814′.
Follow the woods road on foot, as the walk is not more than 2 km. On the way in, there is two side roads on the left but continue straight. There is an old abandoned car on the right and a side road leading down to right but once again, stay straight. There is a slight uphill through an old apple orchard and then a small clearing under a large pine tree with remnants of an old campfire. The coordinates for this location are N46° 13.191′ / W067° 28.277′.
From the large pine face east (right) and follow the narrow path over and down a very steep incline into the ravine.
Visit Detail: On Friday, October 24th I scrambled down into the Jenning Falls Ravine with Paul Inman and Stan Ebbett both of Fredericton as well as Richard & Grace Beazley of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Twice a year these fine Haligonians travel to Fredericton to meet up with Paul and Stan to go WATERFALLING. Through the kindness of Paul I was invited to tag along. Earlier in the day the group lead me Coac Falls, near Nackawic and in return I directed the crew to Jennings Falls.
Almost, weekly I receive information about waterfalls. I received information about and directions to Jennings Falls from Nancy Prosser. So thank you ever so much.
Jennings Falls are spectacular and a must for waterfalls enthusiast to visit. The trek down into the ravine was a task but we all managed to make it down and out unscathed. It was such a treat to share the visit with such fine people.
Falls Detail: Rapide de Femme is one of the many streams in the area etching deep ragged ravines through the Appalachia on its passage to the river Saint John. The ravine is located just south of the town of Grand Falls in an area known as Argosy and is relatively unknown to many of the locals due to the falls and gorge at Grand Falls. At one time the province operated a fish hatchery at Rapide de Femme and in doing so constructed a structure to divert water from the stream to supply the hatchery. The remains of this structure remain at the top of the falls.
Rapide de Femme has its headwater in the State of Maine and flows in a southeasterly direction. The stream is spanned by the original TCH and the new TCH tracks along side a portion.
To see these falls drive towards Grand Falls and take the Argosy Road exit from the new TCH. Follow the directions to the Argosy Road and drive down this road towards the West River Road. Turn left and drive approximately 3.5 km up river. Look for a cluster of apartment buildings on the left. There is a cabinetmaker next to the apartments. Park here. Walk up past the building to the NB Trail behind the building. Head up river towards the old fish hatchery. There are old concrete fishponds on the left. Look for the trail leading up between the ponds towards the trees. The 100-meter trail is very easy to find.
Visit Detail: It just began to rain as I emerged from the path to the stream. I could hear the falls from a long way off, informing me that I was in for something special. The waterfall is simply spectacular in both height and stature. I wanted to hike up closer to the base but due to the rain and mist from the falls I decided to photograph the falls from my vantage point. Rapide de Femme has cut a deep ravine into the bedrock forcing the water to careen off the large outcrops on either side of the main channel. The falls and stream are surrounded by evergreens that maintain high level of moisture. I drove past the stream twice without locating it because trees and bushes heavily shroud it. At this point I decided to stop at the cabinet manufacturing business.
Before accessing the waterfall, I spoke with the co-owner of the cabinet manufacturing business for permission to park and directions to the falls. She provided both parking and directions and indicated that she wasn’t the owner of the property around the waterfalls.
Falls Detail: Middle Pitch is located on the North Branch Meduxnekeag River 200 meters down from Briggs Mill Falls and is somewhat larger. The path leading to the falls is from the eastern side of the river and is located at the first notch along the edge of the farm field. The property belongs to Andy Bell and permission should be requested. The Bells do not mind if people walk along the edge as longs as no vehicles are used.
See Briggs Mill Falls for driving directions.
Visit Detail: Middle Pitch was thunderous and could be heard from a distance. The river was boiling over the granite bedrock with such velocity and power that large flumes of mist where issued far down stream. Before entering the property I stopped and spoke with Andy & Louise Bell to ask permission to walk along the edge of their property to access the falls. Trekking down river past the access trail to a vantage point that provided a bird’s eye view of the pitch. From here I feel the wind currents produced by the water velocity. I then made my way back to a path that leads down to the base of the falls.
From the base I moved along the edge to a location providing an excellent vantage point to photograph the falls.�
Falls Detail: Pokiok Falls is not large but has a unique character that embraces the area and visitors. It is located in hilly country just west of Nackawic on property developed into a small park by the St. Anne Nackawic Pulp & Paper Mill. The stream has its headwaters in Lake George as well as the wetlands at the base of Flat Top Mountain. The nature park has several marked and maintained trails to access the falls and stream.
The original Pokiok Falls and gorge, was located at the mouth of the stream and is now submerged under the Mactaquac Headpond. The fall was a natural attraction for many locals and visitors from afar. I want to thank Bob Kenyon of Fredericton for providing an excellent slide to reproduce.
To see these falls, take the Nackawic turnoff from the new TCH and head towards the bridge across the Saint John River. Look for the first road after crossing over the Pokiok Stream. From here drive out this private road a distance of 3 km to the nature park. There is a parking area on the left side of the road just after the small wooden bridge spanning the stream.
Visit Detail: The morning I hiked up along the stream to the falls the water was just teeming with excitement. The heavy rain the night before rushed downward to the Saint John River. Autumn is everywhere along this beautiful stream. The cool, damp air along with the dropping temperature has turned the leaves to reds and yellows.
Working with situation I wanted to show the power of this little falls after the heavy rain. I guess my intention with all my photographs is to capture the spirit of the waterfalls and the area at a particular point in time. On this day I was fortunate to have a kaleidoscope of colors and a teeming stream. I spent one hour enjoying the scenery and the cool morning air.
Falls Detail: Upper Henderson Brook Falls is the second of two falls on Henderson Brook. This beautiful waterfall flows through a narrow channel and then slides over the rock face forming a veil. There is a large shallow pool at the base collecting the brook before it accelerates towards the lower falls.
See the Lower Henderson Brook Falls for driving directions.
From the top of the stairs to the lower falls follow the trail up through the large pines to the upper falls.
Visit Detail: I was aware of one set of falls but when I arrived to find a second set it was very providential. The upper falls is drastically different from the lower falls and are equally unique in structure and character. To have two beautiful waterfalls in close proximity is fortunate. This is also a must see waterfall that is very assessable. The area around the falls is very clean and neat with a soft cushion of pine needle to walk upon. Again I want to thank the owners for sharing this waterfall.�
Falls Detail: Lower Henderson Falls is one of two falls on Henderson Brook. The brook is situated in Henderson Settlement a small cluster of homes and farms along Route 710 approximately half way between Cambridge Narrows and the Belleisle Bay. This beautiful waterfall drops over an escarpment spanning the entire width of the brook, providing a unique location.
From the antique store in at the intersection of route 695 in Cambridge Narrow drive south on Route 710 looking for Shaw Road on the left. The road provides the southern boundary of a farm. Turn left onto the gravel road and drive 1 km to a red cottage (No. 105). The trail down to the falls is on the immediate right. Follow the short trail to a set of stairs leading to the base of the lower falls. Look for the unique cedar tree knotted up with the escarpment near the stairs.
Visit Detail: I drove by Shaw Road without noticing the sign and was almost to Cambridge Narrows before realizing my mistake. The short trail leading down to the falls is very well maintained. There are also signs asking visitors to pick up trash and not to break bottles as the pool at the base is used for refreshing swims in midsummer. This enchanting waterfall surprised me. The amount of water flowing over the escarpment along with the angle of the sunlight escaping through the trees provided a bluish tinge while the entire scene encapsulated by the bright autumn colors made for a excellent photo opportunity.
This is a must see waterfall that is very assessable to both young and old. The positive side to this site is that the owners do not mind visitors as long as the site is maintained. Thank you to the owners for sharing this waterfall.
Falls Detail: Mooney Ridge Falls is on an unnamed brook that drains both Rabbit and Fowler Lakes in Quarries New Brunswick. It is nestled at the base of Mooney Ridge and surrounded by beaver ponds and an abandoned granite quarry. Unique to the waterfalls is a granite block building along side the brook. The falls is located approximately 300 meters from the highway.
The hamlet of Quarries is located between Hampstead and Evandale on Route 102 in Queens County. From Fredericton drive to the Village of Gagetown and then continue south along Route 102. Access to the quarry is on the right side of the highway and is chained off.
Visit Detail: I parked at the entrance to the quarry and followed a path along the left ridge of the cut to an old path that led through the woods to a large beaver pond. From here I skirted along the east edge of the pond to the brook and then up to the falls. I was very surprised to find the abandoned granite structure. At the time I speculated that it was constructed to provide storage for rock cutting equipment.
The waterfall is unique in that it appears to flow over large granite blocks that where placed strategically to provide energy to operate rock-cutting equipment. Up above the falls is another large beaver pond that restricts the natural flow of the brook. On the way back to my car I walked through the quarry and noted that stone was cut with pneumatic equipment and wondered when the quarry was established.
Thanks to the Queens County Historical Society I was informed that the pillars at the old Gagetown Court House were constructed from granite blocks cut from the quarry in 1837, as well as stone used to construct the Government House in Fredericton in 1825.
Falls Detail: Flaglor Brook is fed by numerous streams and brooks flowing down from Flaglor Mountain which is located just northwest of the falls. The falls is approximately 6 meters in height. The falls has a large rock outcrop with a small tree in the center splitting the flow of water. The brook flows into Marley Creek and eventually into the Saint John River near Central Greenwich. Named for Simon Flaglor a loyalist grantee of 1200 acres in 1783. In Maliseet, Keewoolatamotik, in reference to invisible Indians who did wonderful things.
There are several roads that will provide access to the brook but the most direct is to take the Paisley Road and drive up the hill staying to the left at the Y in the road until reaching a large sandpit. At the back of the pit there is an NBPower Hydro line. The pit is on private property so respect the property. Drive in a westerly direction until a well used ATV trail is visible on the left. Hike down this trail for approximately 10 minutes towards Flaglor Stream. The sound of the falls will be heard from some distance away. The trail will emerge at the brook about 20 meters up from the falls.
Visit Detail: The walk down the ATV trail towards Flaglor Falls was clear and cool with numerous moose and deer tracks in the soft sandy soil along the trail. The access to the falls is relatively easy. After emerging out into the clearing up stream from the falls, I skirted along the east side of the brook and then into the coverage of several large pines to the base of the falls. The area surrounding the falls is open without much foliage shading the brook. Far off in a marsh along the Saint John River I could hear gunshots of duck hunters trying their luck. After spending 30 minutes enjoying the falls, the autumn colors and warmth from the midday sun, I pried myself from my content and walked back to the Honda and my next waterfalls.
Falls Detail: Goose Creek flows down from the Nerepis Hills towards Nerepis marsh. The upper falls are located adjacent to the unpaved section of Brittian Road and are not visible from the road. This is a mixture of hard and softwood trees along the banks of the creek a picturesque location that shades goose creek and the falls along this section. Just at the base of the falls is an oddly shaped silver birch tree that is twisted out across portion of the falls.
From Westfield cross over the Nerepis Marsh and head towards Brown Flats along highway 102. Just after crossing turn left onto Campbell Road and drive approximately 6 Km to Keating’s Corner. There is sufficient parking area at the corner. To see the falls walk up Brittian Road approximately 150 meters to a small bridge crossing the creek. Follow the path down along the creek to the falls.
Visit Detail: Upon returning to the area where I parked my vehicle after visiting the lower falls I could hear the rush of water off to the east. It sounded like waterfalls so I decided to walk up along the gravel road until I arrived at a wood bridge from there I followed the path along the creek down to a second waterfalls. This was just plain luck as I was not aware of a second falls so near. The upper falls is also a very easy waterfall to access and is relatively safe area for all to visit.