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2 Amazing Hiking Experiences: Perfect Picnic on Franey Mountain and Skyline Trail at Sunset

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Hiking, Outdoor Adventure, Spring

There are two great ways to make your next trip to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park one you’ll never forget.


Two hikers stop to watch the sunset over the ocean

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Uisge Ban Falls + Herring Choker Deli

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere , Cabot Trail , Culinary , Fall , Hiking

Gaelic for “white water”, Uisge Ban (ish-ka-ban) Falls is by far the most popular hike in the Baddeck area. This 4 km, 1.5 hour hike complete with picnic facilities attracts local and visitors all season long. Those visiting via the many cruise ships


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A stunning landscape of autumn foliage

Franey Mountain + The Dancing Moose Café

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Cape Breton Highlands National Park , Culinary , Fall , Hiking , Outdoor Adventure , Spring

Once again, your heart is pumping, you’re amazed and invigorated as you ascend to the top of Franey Mountain and your reward… a 360° view of the entire Clyburn Brook canyon and the Atlantic coastline from Cape Smokey to Ingonish! Simply breath-taking


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A large waterfall

North River Falls + Restaurant 100KM

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Cabot Trail , Culinary , Fall , Hiking , Outdoor Adventure , Spring

You may want to work your way up to this hike! So consider conquering North River Falls as something to aim for as you build your hiking repertoire. The hike is a well-maintained trail, part of the North River Provincial Park and Wilderness Area. Of


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A trail through a dense forest

Ben Eoin + The Mermaid Kitchen

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Culinary , Fall , Hiking , Outdoor Adventure , Spring

A nice steady climb along a well-worn path, Ben Eoin Trail leads you through large old Birch and Beech trees. At the top of the small mountain, the look-off offers views of East Bay of the Bras d’Or Lakes like no other. The 1.7 KM hike starts at the


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A hiker stands on a grassy hill overlooking the ocean

Cape Mabou Highlands + Clove Hitch Bistro

by: Alicia Lake: Local Culinary Ambassador

Culinary , Fall , Hiking , Outdoor Adventure , Spring

The Cape Mabou Highlands should be on everybody’s list. It’s not your typical tourist route and the trail offers dramatic vistas over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You can get your heart pumping or take a leisurely stroll through remnants of Acadian old


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