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Locals Know - Marconi Trail - Metro CB

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

Marconi Trail - Top Attractions

  1. Membertou Heritage Park and Petroglyphs Gift Shop

    The Membertou Heritage Park honours the spirituality and the strength of the community by telling the story of Membertou, sharing the Mi'kmaq culture, and helping to preserve the heritage. During your visit, drop by Petroglyphs Gift Shop, and marvel at the handmade crafts by local artisans.
  2. Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

    This exceptional Gallery Shop contains the work of over 70 Cape Breton artisans. Browse hundreds of unique and one-of-a-kind items that are on display and available for purchase.
  3. Sydney's Historic District

    Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Sydney. Learn about life in the 18th century through exhibits, period homes, and the colourful stories told by costumed animators.
  4. Ghost Walks

    Join dynamic costumed guides for a spine-chilling ghost tour of the haunted streets of downtown Sydney.
  5. The Big Fiddle & Boardwalk

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll along our community boardwalk and take your photo with the world's largest fiddle.
  6. Highland Arts Theatre

    This newly renovated historic Church is now a state-of-the-art centre for arts and culture. Enjoy performances by Cape Breton's finest entertainers in music, dance, and theatre.
  7. Open Hearth Park

    This playground, dog park, entertainment venue, along with walking trails and sporting fields is known by locals as the remediated and beautified Sydney Tar Ponds Site.
  8. Cape Breton Miner's Miners' Museum

    Experience the life of a Cape Breton miner through exhibits and period buildings. Journey through the underground passages of the Ocean Deeps Colliery with a retired coal miner as your guide.
  9. Cape Breton Fossil Centre

    Enjoy a large collection of fossils from around the world. Complete your visit with a guided fossil excursion at a local beach.

Hidden Gems

  1. Twin Lighthouse Farm

    From the usual to the not so usual, prepare to meet a wide variety of animals from Highland Cattle to our own herd of Miniature Horses.
  2. Cape Breton Farmers' Market

    Open every Saturday from 8:30am — 1:00pm, the Market offers a variety of international cuisine, craft, and local produce.
  3. Whitney Pier Historical Society Museum & Heritage Trail

    Discover the rich, multi-cultural heritage of Whitney Pier. Take a peaceful walk through nature; a reminder of our storied past and a hopeful celebration of our future.
  4. Breton Brewery

    Every sip of our locally crafted beer represents our homage to a longstanding Cape Breton tradition: to make greatness in the most unexpected of places.
  1. Beaton Institute

    History buffs delight! A cultural heritage archive that strives to preserve the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Cape Breton Island.
  2. Golf

    Enjoy a day on the greens at Lingan Golf Club or Seaview Golf and Country Club.
  3. Community Museums

    Some of the best untold history is waiting to be discovered at our communities' museums. Glace Bay Heritage Museum; Dominion Heritage School House Museum; Fort Petrie Military Museum, New Waterford; Sydney Mines Heritage Museum & Fossil Centre; North Sydney Heritage Museum.
  4. Port Morien Beach

    Enjoy an afternoon at this serene beach set amidst a quaint fishing community.
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