Falls Detail: Approximately 5 km from the junction of the Nortondale Road along route 565 to Woodstock is Millseat Falls. Everyday commuters along this road may drive straight by without noticing. For those who take time, they can view the falls by parking along side the road and walking 5 meters to the stream. The waterfall is on the West Branch Nackawic Stream. Approximately 100 meters past the bridge over the stream heading west towards Woodstock.
Cascading over a bedrock outcrop, the stream flows into a rock face and is forced to make a sharp left hand turn. It then parallels the road until turning again to flow under the bridge on route 565. The tree line along the road is cut back to the edge of the rock face. From this viewing area the edge of the stream is the rock face. So when moving through the trees there no path to the stream just a drop of 5 meter into the stream. Care should be taken.
Visit Detail: From Nackawic the drive up through the pastoral countryside of Temperance Vale to the rural hamlet of Nortondale is beautiful. The countryside is defined by hardwood ridges along the edge of farm fields. Here and there recently plowed fields produce a brown and gold tartan pattern. There is a nip of cold in the midday air as autumn begins to wane into winter.
Every waterfall has a unique personality and on this bright and sunny autumn day Millseat Falls is showing off its finer attributes. Cascading over the rock face, the sun dances in the flowing water. Spruce and cedar dominate the edges of the waterfalls.
Carolyn Derrick informed me about this little falls. She called it Andrea’s Falls for her daughter. Carolyn said they always drove up through Nortondale to Woodstock and would stop to view the waterfalls.