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Hiking & Walking Experiences

Cape Breton Island is a hikers' paradise with 60+ trails that will take you to amazing Highland landscapes, pristine waterfalls, or along our beautiful coastline.

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Featured Hiking Experiences

Pringle Mountain

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: St. Peter's

Pringle Mountain is named after James Pringle who settled the Points West Bay area in 1851, as is Pringle Harbour, Pringle Brook, Pringle Island, and Pringle Lake. In the early 1900?s this area prospe...

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Cape Mabou Highlands

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Mabou

Length:   30+km (18.8+mi) totalHiking time:   1-8+hrType of Trail:   natural surface, compacted earthUses (no snow):   walking, biking*, ATVs*Uses (snow):   snowmobiling*, snowshoeingFacilit...

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Gypsum Mines

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Chéticamp

This short hike follows an established trail/ATV track that leads to a beautiful, secret swimming spot near the Acadian village of Cheticamp. From the trailhead take the trail toward the foot of the H...

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