Devil’s Hill Falls

Devil’s Hill Falls

Devil’s hill is one of the few trails where the falls are near the
beginning of the hike.  The trail, part of the old Devil’s Hill Road,
which connected Louisbourg to the Mira River got it’s name from a tale
of a man who was coming home from a dance one night and met up with the
Devil. Weather fact, or a tale to explain the man’s tardiness and
drunken state to his angry wife, the name has stuck for over 100 years.

The
trail starts as a slow climb on a sheltered woodland road. About 1/4km
in you will start to hear the low rumble of the falls. There are a few
small trails you can follow to the base of the 5m falls and the most
quaint little brook you will ever find. You can sit here for hours or
continue on.

Although you may believe the falls are the highlight
of this hike you will be surprisingly proven wrong if you continue on.
About 1/4k further up the old road you will emerge from the woods into
an old clear-cut and the most wondrous sight of the New Boston area,
MacDonald Lake, and a distant view of Mira Gut. This rout was once
filled with activity, farms, forges, and even a monastery once called
the Devil’s Hill area home, but now leave nothing but a memory.

You
may turn back at any point or continue on into the woodland road which
will take you all the way to Terra Nova Road 3km from where you first
emerged from the woods.

Trail Type Woodland, Waterfall

Elevation 75m

Length 6.5km Return

Difficult 3/5


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