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Cape Breton Island is a dream destination for a nature photographer, whether a pro or just getting started. Spectacular and varied scenery is matched with wildlife, featuring moose, eagles, foxes, coyotes, and much more.

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Acadian Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

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Climb 365 metres above the Chéticamp River for panoramic views of the Acadian coastline, the Chéti...

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Aspy Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

This trail meanders along the Aspy fault, through an Acadian and mixed forest. As nature reclaims land once used for farming and logging, a regenerated forest begins to blend in with the old growth. T...

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Baille Ard Trail

Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB Community: Sydney

The Baille Ard Nature Trail is Cape Breton's newest scenic wonder. This three kilometer trail is ideal for walking, jogging, and bird-watching. It has two fresh water brooks and 14 acres of mixed fore...

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Bald Mountain

Region: Cabot Trail Community: St. Ann's

Length - 17.9kmHiking Time - 5hDifficulty - 4Cell Service - NoTrailhead GPS Reference: N 46°11'57.0" W 60°43'00.6"If you have never heard of Bald Mountain, you have likely already laid eyes on it wi...

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Barachois Mountain Gorge

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Barrachois

Length- 10+kmHiking Time- 2.5 hoursDifficulty- 2Cell Service - SpottyTrailhead GPS Reference: 46°08'02.1" N  60°26'38.5" WAccess Information: The trail is accessed at the end of Barachois Road. Par...

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Blackhead Road (Grappling Brook Falls)

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Englishtown

Length - 7.8kmHiking Time - 2-3 hoursDifficulty - 2.5Cell Service - No Trailhead GPS Reference - 46°17'54.5"N 60°31'21.0"WThis trail follows what is the old Blackhead Road. It starts off quite ope...

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Blueberry Mountain

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Chéticamp

Trail Length - 7.25kmHiking Time - 2.5 hoursDifficulty- 4This unmarked trail in the CBHNP is our all time favourite where the climb offers amazing views of mountains, coastline and our famous Cabot Tr...

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Cabots Landing Provincial Park

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Sugarloaf

Cabots Landing Provincial Park is a picnic and beach park (North Harbour Beach) on the shore of Aspy Bay, 10 km (6 mi) north of the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island. Picnic tables are situated in...

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Cape Dauphin (Fairy Hole)

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: New Harris

Length - 5.7kmHiking Time- 2 hoursDifficulty - 3Cell Service - NoTrailhead GPS Reference - N 46°20'33.9" W 60°25'11.2"Access Information - At the bottom of Kelly's Mountain, turn onto New Campbellt...

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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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Cape Perce

Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB Community: Glace Bay

Length - 8.5kmHiking Time - 2-3 hoursDifficulty - 2Cell Service - NoTrailhead GPS Reference - N 46°10'43.8" W 59°50'18.5"Cape Perce is a coastal hiking trail located just outside the Glace Bay area....

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Cape Smokey Provincial Park

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Ingonish

Length:   11 km (6.75 mi) return Hiking Time:   3+hrType of Trail:   natural surfaceUses (no snow):   walkingUses (snow):   snowshoeingFacilities:   outhouses, picnic tables, garbage cans,...

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Celtic Shores Coastal Trail

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Port Hastings

Length:   90.0 km (56.25 mi) – one wayType of Trail:   Crushed stone, natural surfaceUses (no snow):   walking, biking, horseback riding, ATVsUses (snow):   snowshoeing, cross-country skiing...

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Chestico Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

Region: Ceilidh Trail Community: Port Hood

Length: 17 km (10.5 mi) – Little Judique Harbour to Zutphen Farm Southwest Mabou River (linear)Cell Service: YesDogs Permitted: On Leash Trail Surface: Very good, crushed gravel surfacing for appro...

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Corney Brook Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Follow a meandering brook through a hardwood forest to a small waterfall that marks the end of the trail. You are actually in a box river canyon - there is only one way out! Keep a watch out for wildl...

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