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Butcher's Falls and Upper Burnside Falls

September 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

On September 3, I took a cross country trip through the Musquodoboit Valley to visit two waterfalls; Butcher's Falls and Upper Burnside Falls. Prior to entering the valley I had a quick look for the Sandhill Cranes south of Shubenacadie. I found the cranes but they were too distant for meaningful photographs.

I went to Upper Burnside Falls first. The local community maintains a small picnic park and a steep staircase leading to the base of the falls. The "falls" are actually more of a gentle cascade.

Upper Burnside Falls

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Butcher's Falls is named after a local farmer who once lived nearby. The falls were extremely low as I expected and the sunshine always compromises the images but I managed a few frames nonetheless. There are actually two waterfalls, a wide gentle sweep over the rocks and higher up the creek a steep unimpeded drop, more of a true waterfall. Despite the popularity of this place to the drinking and partying crowd the area was reasonably well maintained, always a good idea when on private property and anywhere else one ventures.

Butcher's Falls

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