Nictaux Falls

Middleton, Nova Scotia B0S 1P0

Nictaux Falls

Nictaux Falls Professional Review and Guide

"In 1889, the Nova Scotia Central Railway offered service between Bridgewater and Middleton, which continued until the line was abandoned by Canadian National in 1984. Since that time, snowmobilers and ATV riders have increasingly used this corridor. Although the walk from Nictaux Falls as far as Alpena Rapids is fairly long, this is a relatively easy hike and many people should be able to complete it.

The most difficult portion is at the start, so the return will be much less challenging. The section climbing the Nictaux River is extremely attractive. Erosion has carved a deep valley through the Ordovician slate bedrock of the South Mountain Foothills. The granite of the South Mountain Rolling Plain, which you will find around Alpena Rapids, is much more resistant to weathering."

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"In 1889, the Nova Scotia Central Railway offered service between Bridgewater and Middleton, which continued until the line was abandoned by Canadian National in 1984. Since that time snowmobilers and ATVers have increasingly used this corridor. Although the walk from Nictaux Falls as far as Alpena Rapids is fairly long, this is a relatively easy hike and many people should be able to complete it."

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Trail Information

Middleton
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
12.5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 to 6 hours
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Bridgetown 21 A/14
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Oct 2018