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“Nice falls - access could be better”

Chutes Mary Ann Falls
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Ingonish
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were trying to go all around the Cabot trail in a single day - which I wouldn't do again I would spend more time here and do a lot more exploring of the park. At the park entrance I asked if there were any easily accessible waterfalls - not more than a couple of Km to walk as we didn't have a lot of time. The guy at the gate recommended the Mary Anne falls to us as he said you can drive most of the way.

Well the drive most of the way is up a dirt track road which was very skiddy on the way down as there are some steep inclines and sharp bends. It was therefore quite a long detour in terms of time to get to the falls. The car park was pretty empty when we arrived - it was still relatively early in the morning and there were no signs of anyone swimming which has been mentioned in another review. The path to the falls was good but there only seemed to be easy access to one bank - and the other bank looked as though it would give better views of the falls themselves.

I was a bit disappointed as I wanted to get some of those photos using a tripod with the water looking all misty and slow moving - I got a few but not from the best angle.

Overall they are good falls to look at - but if you are in a hurry to explore it is a bit of a diversion and may not be worth the time it takes. Looking at the information there are other falls which may be a longer walk but are closer to the main road and might be a better option.

Thank ARH51
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Loved this place! Fantastic spot for swimming, relaxing and exploring. Lots to do if you're an adult or a kid!

Thank Jenn M
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The 6 km road to Mary Ann Falls is through the forest and not particulary scenic. When we finally got there, we discovered that it was a favorite swimming hole, and it was impossible to take a picture without lots of people in it.

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Reviewed August 15, 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2017
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