Falls Detail: Nestled in a heavily wooded area Currant Falls is small but very picturesque. It is relatively unknown except to a few of the local residents of Nortondale and surrounding area. The brook flows around Currant Hill and while doing so falls over a small change in topology and then into the Nackawic Stream.
Located on private property the waterfall cannot be seen from the road although it is physically less than 100 meters away. The only trail to the falls is through private property belonging to the Fawcett family.
Visit Detail: Driving through the rolling hills of this very picturesque countryside there is numerous church steeples. Alongside every home, firewood stacked in neat rows wait for a long cold winter. It is a cool and clear autumn morning and I am the guest of Paul Inman a fellow waterfall enthusiast. Paul has organized an outing to waterfalls in the area.
Every so often a cedar rail fence marks the edge of road. It is a treat to see these relics of our rural heritage. Following the lay of the land the road leads up from Temperance Vale to Nortondale and our destination.
The walk down to the brook is through heavy thicket. Under footing is wet and soft and we sink to our ankles. I am glad it is autumn because this area would be black fly infested in midsummer. The reward is worth the effort. Currant Falls is simply spectacular. During our visit, rays of afternoon sunlight cut through the thick forest. The light highlights areas around the waterfalls and provides a potpourri of sparkles as the brook dances over the ledge.