Waterfall Detail: There is a series of slight cascades alongside the Charlie Lake Road. Driving up the Charlie Lake Road, the unnamed brook is on the left side and is well hidden by thick brush. Never the less approximately 10 metres into the woods is this small brook with its many waterfalls. The brook like many others on the gentle sloping hills along the Saint John River has cut a channel that exposes granite outcrops and thus produces several waterfalls all in a cluster.
This is very much a seasonal waterfall with no lake our large wetland to fuel the brook. It should be visited during the spring freshet or after a few days of vigorous summer or autumn rain.
Take the exit for Meductic off of the Transcanada Highway and drive down to where the exit road meets the Old Transcanada Highway. Turn right and drive back toward Fredericton approximately 9.5 Km’s. Look for the Charlie Lake Road. Drive up the hill approximately 400 metres and park.
Visit Detail: Dancing spritely over the gentle sloping ledges the brook gathers in small shallow pools before cascading over the next outcrop. This small brook has formed numerous waterfalls. We are here at just the right time having rained the day previous, thus bringing life to the brook.
When my friend Jason Bennett told me about the beautiful area I did not doubt him for a minute. Jason has a nose for finding waterfalls and has taken wonderful pictures of numerous falls on his travels around the province. On this waterfall excursion, Jason stopped alongside the road and calmly stated that the series of falls was just a few metres into the woods.
As we walk into the woods clouds begin to gather, producing the right time for photographing waterfalls. This is definitely a nice location as we move down alongside the brook photographing several of the cascades. It was a real nice way to finish off this wonderful day. Thanks Jason.