8 May 2008, waterfallsnewbrunswick.ca @ 6:21 pm
Falls Detail: Lower Joslin Falls is a little known waterfall located west of Fredericton approximately 5 km past the turnoff to Kings Landing. The Lower Joslin Falls can be reached by parking along the new TCH at kilometer marker 250. The Joslin Creek flows into the Saint John River at Prince William. The creek and falls are named after Andrew Joslin who was the land grantee. In Maliseet the creek is called Seebosis ”Little Brook”. There is a deer gate near the falls that provides quick access and lead to two unmarked paths to the base of the falls. The safest approach is to cross the stream and follow the path down the right hand side of the falls. Extreme caution should be taken as the path is over and around large boulders and there is a vertical drop off into the gorge by the main falls so watch your footing as you follow the path around it and down to the base. The creek drops over a shear/vertical rock face a distance of 10 meters into large boulders.
Visit Detail: Over the past several months I drove up to the falls to take a few pictures. Even though the lower falls is very close to the highway once in the gorge you forget that traffic is merely 100 meters away. The sound of the water crashing into the large boulders and the surrounding cliffs provide a barrier to the intrusive highway. As noted there is no distinct path down into the gorge but the safest and quickest is along the east side of the creek. On the way down I had to scramble over and around large moisture laden boulders while slipping on moss. My effort is rewarded when I reach the bottom. There are several great locations to photograph from but my favorite is from a lookout that faces directly into the wall of water as it crashes into the large boulders.