Introduction to Cabot Shores' Blog

Enjoy a series of blogs by the Cabot Shores team featuring recipes, do it yourself tips, stories and guides to outdoor adventure and what is new on Cape Breton.

Join the conversation on the Cabot Shores blog! Cape Breton Island is a special place and we want to know what adventures, events, wildlife, art, music, even which stories around the camp fire engage you the most. Write to tell us what interests you most.

Celebrating Our 7th Year In Business

As a doctor in Psychology, a teacher and a businessman, Dr. Paul and his wife, Barbara, “B”, a nurse and acupuncturist, have created Cabot Shores as a place for rest and renewal along life’s journey.  Founded in 2004,  Cabot Shores is now celebrating 7 years as a destination along the Cabot Trail.
Barbara is getting more involved as director of Gate of Life Healing Arts and turning our Bistro into a popular stop not only for guests, but for locals and for other travelers along the trail.  And, Paul,  a doctor of psychology, now focuses more on being a doctor […]

History of Cape Breton Island

Original Inhabitants Cape Breton Island’s first residents were likely Maritime Archaic natives, ancestors of the Mi’kmaq, the latter of whom inhabited the island at the time of European discovery. Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) reportedly visited the island in 1497 to become the first European explorer to visit present-day Canada. However, historians are unclear as to …

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Alexander Graham Bell Museum

Located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the site consists of 10 hectares of land, overlooking Baddeck Bay, part of the Bras d’Or Lakes, and Beinn Bhreagh, Bell’s summer home, where much of his scientific work was pursued. The land slopes steeply from the exhibit complex to a small pond beside Highway 205. The Site …

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A Magic Experience at Cabot Shores

“During my stay at Cabot Shores, I enjoyed playing pool in the downstairs and walking down to the beach in the morning…”
Mathew Benoit, 9, Portland Maine
“Cabot Shores is a very special place. We loved building rock sculptures on the beach and finding treasures like lobster buoys and wonderful drift wood. Thank you for keeping an running such an ideal resort…”
Anna Benoit, social worker and Matt’s Grandma, Portland, Maine
“I had one of these magic experiences in Cabot Shores when we went up the Indian Brook. We canoed, walked and swam up to these amazing waterfalls. Everything was just right. There […]

Wild Women Writers’ Wilderness Retreat

Click here for all upcoming retreats PSSST…ARE YOU A WILD WOMAN? DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE? “Creativity is Humanity’s Best Quality!” ~CAW Hey wild chicks everywhere: So we wacky, wild women are gearing up for festivities for the Wacky, Wild and Wonderful Women’s Retreat (May 23-25, 2008) at Cabot Shores. This first retreat will be …

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