This adventure was one of my last of summer 2016, but I thought I'd save sharing it for the beginning of this summer! This swimming hole is just a beauty. It's a little bit of a drive to get there, but it's worth it.
One of my best friends and best cousins were here and I wanted to show them one of my favourite NB spots. After visiting my sister in Sussex, we headed out for an end of August swim. The hike in is only about 15 minutes and it's really quite beautiful. Some parts look enchanted!
There are sections that are quite steep that you have to shimmy down on a rope, but where it's so short, I wouldn't say it's very difficult. I know kids around kindergarten age have been fine on it.
It was a little overcast that day, but it was warm enough for a dip. I find the water here not super cold, compared to a lot of swimming spots (ex: Crooked Creek).
I have seen people jump from on top of the waterfall, but I can't say I'd recommend it! Seems kinda silly to me. :) But, the view from the top is really nice! It reminds me of a quarry.
We opted to spend our time under the waterfall instead.
That's some pure joy right there!
There's also another little waterfall before the big one - bonus!
If you want in, here are the directions:
From Sussex, continue past Poley Mountain and follow signs to Adair's Wilderness Lodge, which is a great place to stop for a bite or directions (about 12 km). Continue from there until you come to a fork in the road. At the fork, take the Little Salmon River Rd. for about 2km. Take the next road on your left for about 4.5 km until you come to a bridge. Park here. There are trailheads on both sides of the river. This post was in reference to the trail on the far side of the bridge. You should be able to see the path up to your right through the woods. You'll walk through a camping area and then continue on the trail. (directions taken in part from "Waterfalls of NB: A Guide")
PS - this is also known as Wallace Falls.