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Fall for this 3-Day Leaf Chaser Itinerary

With the autumn foliage on full display, it’s the perfect time to journey into our iconic wilderness on a family hike,  forage for market-fresh goods or hit the open road to experience the coastal beauty of Cape Breton Island. Let this 3-day itinerary guide you to incredible destinations that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Day 1

Sydney to Ben Eoin – 40 km

The best part about fall on Cape Breton Island is that you don’t have to go far to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. The whole Island is covered in deciduous trees and beautiful meandering hiking trails.

3 Day Fall Leaf Chaser Itinerary

Day 2

Ben Eoin to Baddeck – 95 km

Drive around the Bras d’Or Lake on your way to Baddeck. Baddeck is home to great fall colours, country scenery, great restaurants and waterfalls. You’ll be so busy taking in the fall colours you may forget to sleep!

3 Day Fall Leaf Chaser Itinerary 1

Day 3

Baddeck to Mabou – 67 km

This is one of those days that driving to your destination will be just as beautiful as the destination itself!

3 Day Fall Leaf Chaser Itinerary 2

No matter where you explore autumn on Cape Breton Island you’ll always find yourself in that picture perfect place that you’ll never forget.

Businesses Featured in this Itinerary

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Glenora Inn & Distillery

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Trip Advisor Rating 403 Reviews

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Inverness

The Glenora Inn and Distillery Resort is situated on a 200 acre site in Glenville, rich in the heritage of its Scottish culture and only a ...

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Brook Village Grocery

Region: Canada’s Musical Coast

Community: Mabou

A rural general store with a long history and old-fashioned charm, BVG carries a little bit of everything, with a focus on locally made prod...

46.05159 -61.29987

Coxheath Hills Wilderness Trail

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney & Area

Length: 10.3 km (6.4 mi) total Hiking Time: 2+hr Type of Trail: crushed stone, compacted earth, natural surface Uses (no snow): walking, bik...

46.076508 -60.298728

East Bay Hills Trail

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Ben Eoin & East Bay Area

3-km interpretive trail on 167-acre community property, through mixed forest (birch, maple, hemlock, pine) on gently sloping upland; diverse...

46.0073 -60.3896

Highwheeler Cafe & Bakery

Regions: Cabot Trail, Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Baddeck & Area

Highwheeler Cafe & Bakery – A deli, bakery and cafe located in the heart of Baddeck, featuring quality baked goods and meals that ...

46.0998 -60.7541

Lynwood Inn & Restaurant

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Trip Advisor Rating 271 Reviews

Regions: Cabot Trail, Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Baddeck & Area

32 units (Q): 3 rooms in Victorian inn, 28 in annex (10 with balcony), 2-bdrm  mini-home: 4-pc ensuite bath, A/C, CBTV, phone, high-speed I...

46.0995 -60.7535