Friday, November 21, 2014

Howland Falls

New Brunswick has many beautiful water falls.  Howland Falls is an easy drive from Fredericton and a trip there makes a worthwhile outing.  

Howland Falls

The falls drop about 11 metres in two stage.  The trail down to the base of the falls is short and well-marked.  It is steep but certainly manageable. Good footwear would be an asset.  The falls are on Howland Brook which flows into the St. John River.  The gorge is rugged and beautiful.  

To get to this site, drive west from Fredericton on Route 105.  After you pass Mactaquac Park, drive  about 20 Km. to Bear Island.  Turn north on Scotch Lake Road for about 1 Km. to a cement bridge.  Take the trail down to your right to the falls.  There is a good place to park near the bridge.

There was a lot of water coming over the falls when I was there recently.  Even though it is November, the colours of plants, rocks and rushing water were beautiful.  The twisted rock layers are interesting.  Visit this area and enjoy!

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