Egypt Falls

Egypt Falls

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Region: Cabot Trail
Community: Margaree

Near Lake Ainslie, the largest fresh water lake in all of Cape Breton, lies Egypt Falls. It may also be listed as Piper’s Glen in some hiking books. The falls were originally called Appin Falls, named after the Steward family of Appin, Scotland, who settled near the falls in the 1800?s.


The trail leading to the falls is short (only 15 minutes) and downhill the whole way. The last five minutes forces you to ascend the steep walls of the gorge, which houses the Matheson Glen Brook. This brook is home to one of the only falls in Cape Breton which…

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