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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.

Hiking in Cabot Trail

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Cabot Trail Adventures

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape North

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


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Franey Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 58 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...


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Live Life in Tents

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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...


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Aspy Trail

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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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Benjie’s Lake Trail

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

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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Branch Pond Look-off Trail

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

The trail explores Acadian, boreal and taiga land regions and leads to a viewpoint offering an impressive view of the Atlantic coast and the...


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Coastal Trail

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Trip Advisor Rating 5 Reviews

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Cape Breton Highlands NP

This scenic ocean-hugging trail has some closed sections. It is currently open from the Neil’s Harbour end as far as Neil’s Harb...


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Gairloch Mountain Falls

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Middle River

Difficulty: Moderate GPS Coordinates: N46 07.696 W60 58.636 Take first left Gairloch Mountain Rd. Drive on logging road for approximately 3k...


Lantern Walk Through Time

Region: Cabot Trail

Community: Ingonish Beach

As the darkness creeps in, listen for the haunting sounds of the night. Step into the past and become spellbound by the tales of this place,...


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