Le Buttereau Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Le Buttereau Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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Phone 902-224-2306

Website parkscanada.gc.ca

Region: Cabot Trail
Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

The self-guiding trail explores mixed Acadian forest, old fields and foundation ruins on a “buttereau” (small hill) overlooking the Chéticamp River and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Wildflowers, trees and shrubs have invaded these pastures that were once tilled by the Acadian pioneers, making an ideal spot for birds and small mammals. Plaques commemorate former Acadian homesteads.

Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail at the Grande Falaise picnic area. 
Significant Feature: Acadian history, ocean
Length: 1.6 km (1 mi) loop.
Hiking Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Elevation: 10 - 55 m (35 - 180 ft.)
Interpretive loop. Suitable for most skill levels. Short climbs. 

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