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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 77 Reviews

Region: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Chéticamp

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


Franey Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 56 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

You climb up and up and your reward is at the top! Large flat rocks give you a nice place to sit and enjoy the 360-degree views of the entir...


Go Wild!

Region: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

Choose your own guided adventure to discover the Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s secrets. Awake your senses as you explore remote wa...


Live Life in Tents

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Trip Advisor Rating 8 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Margaree

Offering 14 unserviced campsites as well as 6 fully supplied glamping (glamorous camping) options. All sites come with their own fire pit an...


Skyline Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 783 Reviews

Region: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Community: Chéticamp

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 Trai...


Aspy Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 1 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

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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