Thunder Falls/"Leech Brook"
I think it was the early 1990s when they changed the name of Leeches Brook to Thunder Falls. I am not quite sure why they changed the name, however, to the people from Grand Falls-Windsor, it will always be "Leech Brook"!
There are several swimming areas on this river:
- The Landing - usually families and smaller kids swim there
- First Falls - shown in the first 3 photos above. It is not the easiest to get to, but people used to dive from the top of the falls
- Second Falls - the most popular spot. People used to climb the rocks and jump or dive from the top. There was also a cave under the falls nearly 1/3 of the way up.
- Bathtub - not shown in the photos, but further up the river were a few small pools that were excellent for a refreshing dip
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