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Uisage Ban Falls

North Branch Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Baddeck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls
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Richmond Hill
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140 reviews 140 reviews
90 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Officially called the "Uisge Ban Falls", the trail was a short drive from Baddeck, then a 45-minute walk to the falls. The road to the car park was full of potholes. No sports cars please. The walk to the falls was somewhat hazardous and slippery at places. There were insufficient signs to point you to the right direction and people... More

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Westchester, NY
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having visited the site over the course of several years it is staggering to report how far this State Park has fallen. The reality is that upon entering the park you should see a caution, or dangerous, or hazard sign posted. Once moderately maintained footpaths have now nearly eroded over time. Wooden platforms over muddy segments are uneven and frequently... More

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A Nice hike through the woods near Baddeck. The falls themselves were underwhelming as I expected them to be larger (not sure if any single drop was even 8 feet high). That being said I enjoyed the hike, and it feels like an easy/moderate hike (whereas Skyline feels like a boardwalk stroll) with a few steep inclines and roots crossing... More

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Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took the long way in and it was absolutely amazing, so beautiful. We walked along the river for a bit...our total was two hours and we stopped at the waterfall for about a half hour. Which was well worth it. There were shorter hikes to the falls too...

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Woodland, California
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17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Visited Baddeck to drive around the Cabot Trail. We arrived in town early, so our B&B host suggested this hike. It was June 1 but there was still some snow on the trail that prevented us from actually reaching the base of the falls. However, we could see them from the bridge. The water was pretty, but we are used... More

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Halifax, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great place for nature lovers! It's a bit out of the way, up a 4km dirt road which is only marked by a small sign. However, the road is well maintained. The trails were really nice too. There is a short route, and a long route. Our only issue was the bugs were really bad, and we... More

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

great hike, not too strenuous, with gorgeous outlooks along the way. You can hear and see the water nearly the whole hike. Beautiful falls, we went in June and there was even some fallen snow/ice along the trail.

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Etobicoke
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Must see if you are in the area! Nice hike with waterfalls. Quiet and peaceful. Be careful on the dirt road on the way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was a nice stop for an easy hike after visiting Baddeck. It's a little bit out of the way on a rural road. We took the longer loop to the right through a hardwood forest and saw some fresh moose tracks but didn't see any moose. When entering the trail we met another hiker who had seen a few... More

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Halifax, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Relatively easy, short hike. The falls are beautiful! We also enjoyed how friendly the locals are. Everyone says Hello to you as they are passing by. We were told that some newlyweds actually hike out to the falls to get their photos taken - and it is easy to see why! We got a little lost following the GPS to... More

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