Moores Falls

Moores Falls was waterfall #2 on our waterfall trip to the valley last weekend. This one is on Prospect Road between the New Minas and Kentville exits.

It’s pretty easy to get to if you don’t mind walking along the edge of the river in quite a few places. Overall it’s only a few hundred meters from the road. You can find proper instructions here - https://nswaterfalls.blogspot.com/2012/08/moores-falls-kentville-kings-county.html

Moores Falls

Close Up of Moores Falls

Close Up of Moores Falls

Fall Leaf at Moores Falls

Dawson Brook Falls

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.

Dawson Brook Falls

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.

Dawson Brook Stream Waterfall

Another waterfall on the Dawson Brook Stream

Ettinger Falls

With the fall colors coming to a close and the fact that I got a new tripod to replace my 15+ year old one yesterday I decided I needed to get out today.

I had heard of Ettinger Falls from a friend and decided to check it out. I grabbed the details from here - http://nswaterfalls.blogspot.com/2012/07/ettinger-falls-three-mile-plains-hants.html and headed out. I had heard there was a gate that you should park outside of to avoid getting locked in but was not ready for the no trespassing signs that accompanied it. We saw other people parked and walking up and down the road so decided to risk it. For reference parking is located here - https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//44.9593315,-64.1117621/@44.9592302,-64.1119211,127m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0

After parking we headed in which was a fairly easy uphill walk along a dirt road. Once you get close to the falls just after finishing the uphills and as the road goes right there are more no trespassing signs. Falls are located here - https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//44.9494435,-64.1071413/@44.9501566,-64.1092556,631m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0 There was a very well beat down path to the falls which was only about 100ft. In the hour we were there we saw about a dozen other people so wasn’t too worried about trespassing.

There were lots of opportunities for photos of the main falls and lower and upper falls. I only did the main falls today so will definitely be back.

And here is my favorite photo of the day!

Ettinger Falls with Fall Leaf in the Foreground

And a couple of more that I liked.

Ettinger Falls with Leaf in Pool.

Ettinger Falls with Fall Plant.