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Simon's Point Trail - Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site


Kennington Cove Road, 2km past Entrance 2

902-733-3552


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Overview

Located two kilometres from Gate 2 down the Kennington Cove Road, Simon’s Point Trail offers a short but rugged 800 meter (0.5 mile) walk to the mouth of Freshwater Brook and the ocean. It travels through the area once used by attackers in both sieges.

There is limited parking available along the roadside. There is no trailhead sign on this trail. When Kennington Cove Road is closed due to conditions, an additional two kilometre (1.25 mile) walk along Kennington Cove Road is required to gain access to this trail.

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