Island View Falls

Island View Falls

Island View (known to the local community as MacIntosh Falls) is
located just outside of the village of Eskasoni, one of the several
Mi’kmaw reserves located on Cape Breton. The Eskasoni reserve is a
wealth of information and culture. There are many stories and legends to
be told here and many welcome arms to be seen. As long as you welcome
their culture and beliefs they are willing to accept you.

The
trail itself runs directly up the middle of Island View Brook, and goes
on for about a half hour on a day when the brook is low.  On a day when
the river is high (just after a heavy rainfall) it can take nearly an
hour and a half.  On a day that the water is low it is a very calming
walk. There are many pools along the way to dip into, and the river’s
banks loom above you creating a canopy overhead.  Once you get to the
falls there are several pools to swim in, (some of which are fairly
deep) the best being near the top. It is also very relaxing to prop
yourself under one of the falls and let the pressure beat down on your
back. 

This is a great place to sit and take it all in, go for a
dip and have a picnic. It is the kind of place you will want to sit and
relax for the entire day.

Trail TypeWaterfall, Woodland

Length 2km Return

Difficulty 4/5


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Kayak Cape Breton & Cottages

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Rita’s Tea Room

Rita’s Tea Room

Bird Island Boat Tours

Bird Island Boat Tours