Martin Brook Adit

Martin Brook Adit near Truro, NS

This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
2 kms
1 hour
Snowshoeing, Hiking
Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Truro, NS
User Benlalonde

I’ve spent my fair share of hiking time bushwacking to the numerous waterfalls around Londonderry. This short hike will instead take you to an old iron mine adit located just a few minutes off of a dirt road. I consider this hike highly suitable for children.

Because I didn’t know where the adit was located, I entered the forest where a stream crosses. I bushwacked my way up by the stream and eventuially saw what looked like a road to my right (see GPS track). As I climbed the steep bank, I saw the road. This road is in good shape and you could definitely shorten the trip by taking your car closer. Anyways, after only a minute on this road, I could see a sharp turn to the left that was overgrown. Following this overgrown track, I could see some signs that people had used this trail in the summer.

You come up after maybe 150m to a flatish area that extends to your right. You may also notice how a small path has been beaten back by foot traffic. The forest in these parts is a mixture of immature hardwood and evergreen. There are multiple adits in these parts but I only found one where you can actually still enter. It’s located to the right of the flatish area, immediately next to a large rocky outcrop. The entrance might be 6ft by 6ft and as you go inside it gets refreshingly cooler. I went in only about 10-15ft. There is a lot of water left standing in the adit.


In Londonderry, turn right on Upper Road Branch


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By bunnion80Posted By: bunnion80  - Thu Apr 25 23:57:48 UTC 2013 Not Rated Question Just wondering where the 6x6 adit is located, it is very easy to find the first one that is filled with water, is there another further up stream? I followed the stream to a fall but didnt see anything so turned back.

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