Waterfalls of New Brunswick
Silver (Forest Hill) Falls
Waterfalls Detail: Cascading down approximately 35 meters from Forest Hills this seasonal waterfall can be a photographer’s delight after a heavy rain or during the spring freshet. Located within the City of Fredericton, Forest Hill Falls is barely noticed by the thousands of motorists driving up and down Forest Hill Road on their commute to work. The numerous university students making their daily trek to and from UNB and St. Thomas may take the time to stop and watch the narrow ribbon of water crash and tumble through the small ravine on it journey to the Saint John River. For Frederictonian’s who enjoy nature, this urban falls is a must see just after a rain.
Visit Detail: I usually walk on Sunday mornings and on occasion make a slight diversion from my 10 km jaunt to peek in on this waterfall. For the most it is dry but on occasion, especially after a rain the brook is teeming with energy. I photographed Forest Hill Falls several times over the past few years and posted a couple of my favorite. On one instance I drove by on my way to a soccer game out of town and the brook was bone dry. A few hours later on our way back into town it was pouring rain. On the way down the hill, I quickly peeked in at the cascade and it was a torrent. After dropping my son off at the house, I returned with camera equipment and an umbrella to photograph the show. Such is the character of Forest Hills Falls.
I received information about the name of this waterfall from Jane Tarn of Fredericton. “When I got home after your presentation I looked up your website to try and find the waterfalls that our backyard brook has just below our property – the falls you see from Forest Hill Road. I found the information under Forest Hill Falls. As we call the falls Silver Falls I was confused so went searching for our property map and found it. On our map the stream along the back of our property is labeled as Silver Falls Brook. I tried locating the falls under that name on goggle without much success. I found of list of waterfalls in NB done three or four years ago that listed the falls as Forest Hills Falls. I just checked Louise Hill’s book – Fredericton New Brunswick, British North America and on page 118 she calls the falls –Silver Falls. “