Waterfall Detail: The Lepreau River is shallow and rock strewn with many rapids and waterfalls from its headwaters to where it falls into the Bay of Fundy. At Little Falls the river is constricted as it cascades through and over the exposed bedrock in a large pool. From here the river makes a sharp right hand turn before continuing towards the much larger Lepreau Falls.
Across from waterfall are large rounded boulders that provide an excellent vantage point of pool as well as the falls. These falls are not high or large but because of their location provide an element or rugged beauty.
Driving west from Saint John along Route 1 you will cross the Lepreau River. Approximately 400 metres from the bridge pull off the roadway and park. Be careful, this is a busy highway. On the opposite side of the highway is the Lepreau River.
From Route 1 walk down towards the gate in the deer fence. From the gate is a narrow trail through the woods to a large basin at the bottom of the cascade. The total distance from the highway is approximately 100 metres.
Visit Detail: It is August 2009 and my son Liam and I scurry across the busy route 1 and very carefully make our way down to the gate in the deer fence over large rock used to build the highway. From here it is a short distance through woods to the falls. Of course I am complaining because it is too sunny to photograph the waterfall.
Emerging at the river, we are struck by how nice the site is. And yet another waterfall on the Lepreau River. Albeit on the small side the site is very striking. To our right a large rock formation dominates. To the left the river narrows and cascades through and over the bedrock. In the middle is a large pool that is very inviting for a swim on this warm afternoon. The rock formation on the right forces the river to make a sharp turn.
We choose to check out the rocks on the right and from this vantage I take a few photos. We eventually stroll around the pool to the waterfall where we sit on the rocks to enjoy the show. I feel fortunate to spend quality time with my youngest child. Our effortless conversation moves from topic to topic much like trees swaying in the wind. In time we decide it is time to drive out to Little River Provincial Park for a swim.