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Chasing Waterfalls, Fall Colours & More!
If you’re in need of some fall adventure, you’ve come to the right place! It’s that perfect time of the year when our island is covered in the most incredible variety of fall colours. I spent the weekend chasing waterfalls, having delicious coffee & staying in the most beautiful log home Inn! Check these spots out for your own great fall adventure.
Check out Egypt Falls!
Egypt Falls is hands down one of the most stunning & photogenic waterfalls in all of Canada! It is a 60 foot, two-level waterfall. It is also the widest falls in the province. A short 1km hike, with a steep section at the bottom with ropes to help you down to the falls. It is surrounded by beech, maples, and birch trees making it the ideal fall location!
More info/directions at: https://hikecapebreton.ca/
Check out Gairloch Falls!
Another great waterfall is Gairloch Falls located on Gairloch Mountain in Middle River. This is another 2 level waterfall, however, it is a lot skinner than Egypt Falls but just as good! This is a well mark footpath through a beautiful hardwood forest and is just over 2km each way. Another ideal spot to see some fall colours!
Check out Uisge Ban Falls!
Next up is Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park. This is a nice and easy 2km hike through a golden forest, on a maintained trail along the riverbank. The trail brings you to this gorgeous giant waterfall! I’m mean what more can you ask for?!
After all that waterfall chasing I was more than stoked to get a fresh hot cup of coffee into me. And what better place to go than the Coal Miner’s Café in Inverness. With delicious coffee, an incredible menu, awesome location and staff, this is a new favourite spot of mine!
Staying at the Inn on the Intervale!
This is now one of my new favourite accommodations on the island! The Inn on the Intervale is an 8 bedroom, bed & breakfast inn located in Judique. With the perfect, cozy, log home vibes & the two incredibly friendly owners (and their pup), this makes for the perfect place to stay while checking out the fall colours on the island!
Click Here for booking information and directions.
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Shannon MacMullin is a Gàidhlig learner, singer and storyteller; a community educator, and the Cultural Experiences Co-ordinator at Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village. She loves dancing, making beauty in the world & bringing people together.