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Our Island is renowned as a hiker’s paradise, a challenging beauty that demands exploration. Breathtaking landscapes await you on every Highland crest, low-tide beach, and serene trek through old-growth forest. Lose yourself in our wilderness. Discover our wild heart with each trail.

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Acadian Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 82 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Chéticamp & Area

Climb 365 metres above the Chéticamp River for panoramic views of the Acadian coastline, the Chéticamp river valley and the park’s h...


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Cabot Trail Adventures

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Trip Advisor Rating 109 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: North Highlands

Your outdoor adventure specialists in Northern Cape Breton offering: Sea kayak tours and rentals Canoe rentals Paddleboard rentals Bicycle...


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Destination Cape Smokey

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish & Area

Cape Smokey, a year-round mountain playground where land meets sea and your ultimate getaway awaits and welcomes you to choose your own adv...


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Eskasoni Cultural Journeys

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Eskasoni

Pjila’si! Nestled along the Bras d’Or Lakes in Cape Breton’s rolling heartlands – where the highlands meet the lowlands –  there...


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Franey Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 59 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish & Area

Note: Infrastructure improvements in the park may cause delays or reduce services while we complete this important work. We appreciate ...


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Live Life in Tents

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Trip Advisor Rating 14 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Margarees

About Live Life in Tents: Live Life In Tents is a unique adventure experience company with the sole purpose of helping you experience the ...


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Skyline Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 822 Reviews

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

A dramatic headland cliff overlooks the rugged coast from the end of this level trail. You can enjoy an eagle’s view of the Cabot Tra...


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TNT Outdoor Adventures Inc.

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Trip Advisor Rating 4 Reviews

Region: Cape Breton’s South Coast

Community: Port Hawkesbury

Explore Cape Breton’s extensive trail network with TNT Outdoor Adventures. Discover breathtaking look-offs, beautiful waterfalls, and uniq...


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Aspy Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 1 Reviews

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

This trail meanders along the Aspy fault, through an Acadian and mixed forest. As nature reclaims land once used for farming and logging, a ...


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Ben Eoin Provincial Park

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Trip Advisor Rating 2 Reviews

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Ben Eoin & East Bay Area

Ben Eoin Provincial Park is a small secluded park on an old farm against hardwood-covered hills in the Bras d’Or Lake region on Cape Bre...


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Benjie’s Lake Trail

Region: Cabot Trail

On the plateau at the top of French Mountain, this trail crosses wet barrens and evergreen forests typical of the highlands, ending at a sma...


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Beulach Ban Falls

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: North Highlands

Waterfall Season Selected Waterfall! Beulach Ban Falls Height: 21 m Distance (one way): 134 m Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 12 m Hiking Time: ...


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