I had a hankering for some water falls. So, my friend Jeff and I made plans to go to three waterfalls towards the valley.
The first up was Dawson Brook Falls which is just off the St. Croix exit when heading from Halifax towards the valley. You can find instructions here - https://nswaterfalls.blogspot.com/2012/07/dawson-brook-falls-ellershouse-hants.html Though you have to be careful as they are a bit off. The main thing to take away is that you need to turn right (east) on highway one when leaving the 101. I have done this falls twice now and just park on the access road instead of turning down the small trail. I think you could drive down that trail but it’s a little sketchy and the ~10 mins of hiking is good exercise. You’ll first come to a Y in the path and there you should stay left. After that the next path on your right will lead you right to the falls.
The falls are below you from here and theres really only one good angle to get a shot from without getting dangerous. There are cliffs here that you probably could climb down if you were adventurous and they weren’t coated in snow and ice but I wouldn’t recommend it.
If you go down river from the main falls you will find a small stream that you can easily cross and it has a couple of small but nice waterfalls on it as well.