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Locals Know - Fleur-de-Lis Trail

Our locals know best, from the top ten experiences on each of ourmagnificent trails and truly unforgettable hidden gems, just waiting to be discovered.

Fleur-De-Lis Trail - Top Attractions

  1. Port Hawkesbury

    Prepare for a foot stompin' good time! Take in one of our many free outdoor concerts running July and August; enjoy traditional Celtic music every Tuesday night from June to October; explore our trail system; and release your inner artist at the J. Franklin Wright Gallery. Granville Green Concert Series Beginning at 7pm, this series of free outdoor concerts takes place every Sunday from July 3 — August 7, 2016. This is one party you will not to want to miss!
  2. Cap Auguet Eco-Trail

    Step back in time on this walk along the edge of the continent. On one side, experience spectacular windblown forests, stream and bogs. On the other, marvel at endless ocean vistas.
  3. Surfing

    Presenting majestic scenery, secluded coves, surf lessons and rentals, Point Michaud Beach is a renowned, sandy 2km stretch of beach ideal for surfing and walking.
  4. Two Rivers Wildlife Park

    A fun, adventurous experience is waiting for you at Two Rivers. Meet its inhabitants — bear, moose, eagles, otters, and many more — and take in an array of Park activities.
  5. Louisbourg

    Stroll the picturesque waterfront, visit the site of Canada's oldest lighthouse, and hike the Old Town Trail. Louisbourg offers some of the best food, accommodations, and entertainment of the region!
  6. Nightlife

    Enjoy an intimate setting at the Louisbourg Playhouse, or a brilliant 18th century feast at the Point of View Suite's Beggar's Beggar's Banquet. Your senses will delight!
  7. Louisbourg Lighthouse

    Marvel at our magnificent coastline from the site of Canada's first lighthouse (1734).
  8. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

    The largest reconstruction project in North America, discover life in the 18th century through stories, activities, and casual conversation with townsfolk.

Hidden Gems

  1. Farmers' Markets

    Browse jams and jellies, handmade crafts, jewelry, and more. Port Hawkesbury Market, Isle Madame Market, Pebble and Fern, Arichat Seafood Market.
  2. LeNoir Forge Museum

    Through exhibits and storytelling, immerse yourself in the life and hardships of the people of Isle Madame. Drop by any Wednesday in July and August to try your hand at the art of blacksmithing.
  3. Rock Loaf Farm

    Get up close and personal at an authentic working sheep farm. Gather the sheep for shearing, collect eggs, and learn how to milk a cow.
  4. The White Turtle Potter

    Let your imagination soar! Try your hand at a pottery lesson, or marvel at Gina Cloud's handcrafted masterpieces.
  1. Wreck of the Arrow

    A top-rated dive off the coast of Isle Madame. Discover The Arrow, a ship wreck dating back to 1971. Or comb the beach just along the coast; searching for washed-up treasures.
  2. Beachcombing

    What better combination than fresh air and relaxation. Discover our world-class beaches. Pondville Beach, Arichat, Point Michaud Beach, Morrison Beach, Framboise, and Belfry Beach, Forchu.
  3. Kennington Cove Beach

    Located near Louisbourg, this is considered by many locals to be one of Cape Breton Island's best sandy beaches.
  4. Have a Blast at Louisbourg

    Add an explosive element to your Fortress of Louisbourg experience - get trained as a cannoneer and fire a canon!
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