Nictaux Falls

Middleton, Nova Scotia

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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 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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by Michael Haynes (Goose Lane Editions)

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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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Middleton
Distance: 12.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Maps: Bridgetown 21 A/14
Driving Directions: Directions to Nictaux Falls

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May 2018