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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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Escape Outdoors

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: North Sydney

An independent, locally-owned retailer. EO promotes an active & outdoor lifestyle. Visit them for all your active and casual clothing, f...


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Salt Mountain Trail

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Whycocomagh

Length: 9.5 km (5.9 mi) return Hiking Time: 3+hr Type of Trail: natural surface Uses (no snow): walking Uses (snow): snowshoeing Facilities:...


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River Denys Mountain

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: River Denys

Length: 9 km (5.6 mi) return Hiking Time: 2+hrs Type of Trail: compacted earth Uses (no snow): walking, biking, horseback riding, ATVs Uses ...


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Coxheath Hills Wilderness Trail

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Sydney

Length: 10.3 km (6.4 mi) total Hiking Time: 2+hr Type of Trail: crushed stone, compacted earth, natural surface Uses (no snow): walking, bik...


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Myles Doyle Falls

Region: Bras d’Or Lake

Community: River Denys

Hiking Time – 25 minutes Difficulty – 2 Trailhead GPS Reference – 45°51’54.2″N 61°16’17.5″W Trai...


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Beulach Ban Falls

Regions: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Aspy Bay

Watch the waterfalls in the Aspy Valley below you as the river winds its way to the Atlantic. The name “Beulach Ban” is Gaelic, ...


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Framboise Beach

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Gabarus

Length: 8 km (5 mi) return Hiking Time: 2+hr Type of Trail: natural surface (sand) Uses (no snow): walking, ATVs Uses (snow): snowshoeing Fa...


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Capelin Cove

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Gabarus

Length:   16 km (10 mi) return Hiking Time:   4+hr Type of Trail:   compacted earth, natural surface Uses (no snow):   walking, ATVs...


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Gull Cove Trail

Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Gabarus

Length – 10.5km Hiking Time – 2-3 hours Difficulty – 3.5 Cell Service – No Trailhead GPS Reference: N 45°49’4...


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Seeing in the Dark

Regions: Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Explore the night in a place where it truly gets dark. Learn tips and tricks for using your senses to peek under the cover of night. A symph...


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Canada Parks Discovery Pass

The Discovery Pass is your gateway to history, nature, and adventure from coast to coast to coast.

The Discovery Pass provides unlimited admission for a full year at over 80 Parks Canada national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas that typically charge a daily entrance fee.

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