Shingle Mills Falls Walking Trail
Always on the hunt for a new walking trail, we discovered information about Shingle Mills walking trail on the Aylesford Mountain.
Armed with directions that were a few years old, we set out to find this trail. I began to get frustrated because they didn’t totally match up, until my husband reminded me that it was part of the adventure – finding it!
So, with that in mind, we eventually found the right path and have included the updated directions below.
To get to Shingle Mills falls, you actually follow logging roads. You can probably drive most of the way there, but the secondary road is quite muddy, and it’s an easy quick 10-15 minute walk from the car.
When we went, there were lots of puddles to stop and explore.
There was also coyote dung, but we didn’t see any animals.
The trail would be great to snowshoe in the winter.
If you are feeling more energetic, try biking or cross country skiing from the main road. This adds another approx 7km to your trip.
How to Get There
Drive Route 1, turning onto Aylesford Road.
Drive 11km. On your right there is a logging road. When we went, it was marked by the #8.
Drive 3.9km down this logging road. Keep to the right in case you encounter trucks coming and going!
You will come to a side road. It’s the only side road on your left.
You can turn and drive down here, but it was really muddy when we went, and we wanted the walk.
Walk 10-15 minutes and the waterfall is on your right. You’ll hear the water before you see it.
It was quite wet when we went, but on a drier day, you might be able to scramble down the cliff to get a closer look at the falls.
There is nothing more beautiful than a waterfall in the winter!
To extend our walk a bit further, we carried on up the logging road and turned back to retrace our steps.
Because it is only 10 minutes in, it’s an easy walk, especially for small children, bikes or strollers.
Next time you are in the Berwick/Aylesford area and need to stretch your legs, check out the Shingle Mills Falls!