Created by Alejandra Larade.
If you’re looking for some spectacular, breathtaking views, you need to visit Cape Breton.
With some great Trails, you’ll find the famous Cabot Trail. Located in the East side of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton has an easy access by land, sea, or air. With so many options as hiking, biking, driving tours, kayaking, golfing, to name some, you can explore it and enjoy it in the way you want. The views and area have inspired many authors, songs writers, painters, and many other artists, so be inspired, relax and re energized with this fantastic location. Remember it’s a protected wilderness area were animals and flora live with no restrains, so be aware and respect their habitat. You can catch the views of white tail deer, black bears, caribou, moose, bald eagles, and some whales out on the sea.
Trails in Cape Breton
There are many trails in Cape Breton; depending on the time you have, you can choose to do Cabot Trail, which is the most famous; or if you have enough time, you can explore them all, as each one is a new experience and a different display of colors. Cabot Trail – World famous with striking views, site of the highlands plateau, considered the best view of Cape Breton National Park. Some other trails: Skyline Trail, Fishing Cove, Acadian, Corney Brook, Pollett’s Cove, Middle Head, Clyburn Valley, Green Cove, Coastal.
Hiking or Road Trips
You can combine some hiking with some driving to be able to take all the beauty of Cape Breton. There are many options to choose from, and many viewing points where you can stop to enjoy the view and take some pictures.
Mary Ann Falls
Enjoy the amazing Mary Ann Falls from a small wooden bridge or from one of the two viewing points. It’s surrounded by rocks and secluded, and many people dip in to get refreshed and enjoy the day. You can catch some spectacular sunsets from the lake.
If you’ve never witnessed live the encounter of whales, you’ll be delighted to know that here you can catch up to 16 different varieties, with the humpback and pilot, as some of the most common. You can take a tour from Cheticamp, Brier Island, and Lunenburg to name a few. Whale season is from May through October each year.
Emerge into the 18th century
If you are curious to find out how things used to be in the 18th century at this area, you can visit Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada. Here you’ll see how the Colonial French artillery used to live. It’s a “Theme park”, where the “Theme” is the history and you can wander around the fort; enjoy the food as it used to be, all natural and no preservatives; or learn to fire a cannon! Another great place where you can submerge into another era is at the Highland Village – An Clachan Gaidhealach Museum. Here you can observe the ancient Nova Scotia’s Gaelic culture, heritage, and hospitality.