Cabot Trail waterfalls

by | Jun 27, 2007 | Travel

As many of you who read this website regularly know, we love waterfalls. Springtime in Nova Scotia (while not great for the trail in general) is a wonderful time to see some beautiful falls.

The 6km road to Mary Anne Falls was open, so we were able to drive to the trailhead on a gravel road and make the short hike to the base of the falls fairly easily. We saw our only moose of the trip on this trail, but sadly there is no photographic proof since it was insanely misty.

Mary Anne Falls was beautiful, with a good amount of water volume and stunning red rocks. Unfortunately (from our perspective anyway), this is a popular swimming area in the summer and some of the rocks around the falls are covered in graffiti.

After spending the evening at the top of Cape Breton in Dingwall, our first waterfall of the day was Beulach Ban Falls. This hike wasn’t very long either, but it was raining. Eric was able to keep the lens clear enough for the above photo.

A 1.5km roundtrip hike in a light rain through the woods led us to MacIntosh Falls next. There is a small path over some rocks that probably would have afforded a better view of this waterfall, but in the wet conditions, it would have been too dangerous.


Shortly after the bog trail, north of Cheticamp, we stopped at some pullouts along the roadway to get some photos of these seasonal waterfalls.

To see other waterfall shots from our trip, visit our E&L Gallery (more photos will be added over the next few days).

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