Economy River Wilderness Area

Long visited by geologists and hikers, Economy Falls is the star of the Kenomee Wilderness Area and trail system. The majestic rock face is the edge of Avalonia, one of the tectonic jigsaw pieces of the ancient Appalachians.

Age: Neoproterozoic (Cryogenian: 734 million years)
Access: Well-developed trail accessible via River Philip Road, Economy. Parking available at trailhead.
GPS Coordinates: 45.444031, -63.927941
Directions: At Economy, turn north from Highway 2 on River Philip Road for 6 km. At the top of the hill take time to enjoy a panoramic view of the Minas Basin and its tide. Continue on this road for 6 km following signs. At 6 km, turn right at the sign and continue a short distance to the parking lot. A 10 minute walk takes to you the top of 186 steps to the Economy River and bottom of the falls. Explore the top of the falls and bridge across the gorge by turning right at top of stairs.


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Great photo from Colchester Historeum Museum & Archives for "Throwback Thursday". A photograph of a group of mine workers, taken at the former Londonderry Mines in the summer of 1906. From 1849 to 1908, iron deposits along the Cobequid Fault fed the brick kilns of Londonderry. Nearly two million tons of iron ore were mined during the heyday of Londonderry when the town was a bustling centre of mining and steel making. A few mining artifacts remain at the Londonderry Provincial Picnic Park as a reminder of this unique history here within the Geopark.For Throwback Thursday we have a photograph of a group of mine workers, taken at Londonderry Mines in the summer of 1906. The man second from the left has been identified as 18-year-old Herbert Peppard (1888-1972), son of Herbert and Annie Ida (Weatherbee) Peppard. Herbert worked that summer coal washing. Although the money was good, he found the work very demanding and after his three-month contract was up, he did not renew it.#tbt #throwbackthursday #colchestercountyns #trurons #oldphotosarchive #colchesterhistoreum #colchesterhistoreummuseumandarchives #heritage #history #historyisimportant #gonebutnotforgotten #londonderrymines #londonderryns ... See MoreSee Less
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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.