Waterfall Detail: Flowing gently through the countryside of Shannon to the Washademoak Lake is beautiful Albright Brook. The vale is lush in several shades of green. This rustic farming community is quietly nestled away in eastern Queens County. Located only kilometers from the Washademoak Lake the area was settled by immigrants of Northern Ireland and was originally called Shanahan. The valley is dominated by a dairy farm that stretches out towards the forest further up the valley.
Jones Mill, a thriving sawmill and shingle mill at the turn of the last century and was once located just below the waterfall on Albright Brook. James McCrea the owner of McCrea Farms www.mccreafarms.com keeps the area well maintained for visitors and patrons to enjoy. He has erected a sign with the history of the mill. Also located near the waterfalls is bench to sit in solitude and enjoy the serenity of an early morning.
Jones Falls is found by driving south 1.5 km up along Albright Road located 4.5 km along route 705 from route 710. Further along Albright Road is one of the largest fishponds in this part of the province.
Visit Detail: The morning sun is filtered through a fine lacey mist along the edge of the fields as we drove down into the vale at Shannon. The asphalt road feels out of place here in this stunning valley. After crossing Albright Brook we depart from the asphalt and quietly drive along Albright Road. The road follows a ridge out through a pasture leading eventually to one of New Brunswick’s largest Fish Farms. Walking down the mowed pathway to the brook we are aware that nature has created something beautiful and this beauty comes in abundance.
Jones Mills Fall is nested in a narrow ravine cut into the bedrock. The brook cascades over a series of ledges and finally comes to rest in a large pool before meandering off through thick forest. It is a wonderful setting and I want to thank John McCrea for protecting such a wonderful natural attraction.