Follow Hwy 102 from Halifax to Truro, exiting left (exit #15) onto Hwy 104 towards New Brunswick. Exit right onto Glenholme Loop, then turn right onto old highway. Follow a short distance and exit left on Hwy 2 towards Parrsboro. Follow road through Five Islands, then turn right onto Lynn Road (just before bridge over Harrington River). Follow road up mountain and look for obscure trailhead on left when road starts to level at top. Note: the trailhead area has now been clear-cut, and the trail to the river valley has been destroyed. This falls is now very difficult to locate without navigating a clear-cut mess.
The falls area was once known by local fisherman as the "Garden of Eden", for good reason. The west branch of the Harrington River spills over a 60 foot vertical cliff into a pool, and then joins the main Harrington River. This waterfall is one of my favorites, as you can stand behind the actual falls.
Category: Backcountry Hike
Region: Minas Basin
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Nova Scotia Scenic Destinations: Harrington Falls
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