Le Chemin du Buttereau Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Le Chemin du Buttereau Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Contact

Phone 902-224-2306

Website parkscanada.gc.ca

Region: Cabot Trail
Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Retrace the steps of the Acadian pioneers who travelled this cart path from Le Buttereau, a small settlement of seven families, to Chéticamp. The open fields and bits of foundations are visible reminders of those hardy settlers. This trail offers glimpses of the Chéticamp River, old pastures, small mammals and birds.

Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail at the turn off for the Chéticamp Campground. 
Significant Feature: Acadian forest, history, river flood plain
Length: 4.6 km (2.9 mi) return.
Hiking Time: 1.5 hours
Elevation: 25 -65 m (80 - 215 ft.)
Suitable for most skill levels. Short climbs. 

GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.655560 Long: -60.948357

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