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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.

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Polar Bear Swims at Cabot Shores

After being repeatedly pummeled by high winds, heavy downpours, storms and flooding, Cape Breton Island is finally seeing some sunshine.  Inspired by the sun and relatively mild weather, two women and a dog courageously set out to do a polar bear swim at Cabot Shores on New Year’s day. Finding the right spot – easy …

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A New Years’ Thank You to Cabot Shores’ Interns & Wwoofers

At last, just before 2010 comes to a close, some reflections, aspirations and foremost many heartfelt Thank You’s to the amazing interns and wwoofers (“willing workers on organic farms”) who generously gave of themselves and of their energy to Cabot Shores over the past eight months.
Interns, Wwoofers, an Artist- and a Healing Artist-in-Residence worked and lived with us from 2 days to 2 months and more. Some of the highlight projects they participated in include:
* Assisting in setting up and managing the first Internship program at Cabot Shores
* Bringing an artist’s eye […]

Hiking Cabot Trail Summits? Visit the pet-friendly Spinnakin

EDIT: Please note this is a guided hike only. It is typically offered once a month. Views From The Summit “Have you ever danced on the summit of a mountain? Well, as you see the hidden lakes appear, you will be tempted to dance on the Spinnakin…” (says Dr. Paul)   There are few easily …

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Where do Cape Breton Eagles Go During Snowstorms?

Woke this morning to a wild winter snowstorm…wind howling…snow catapulting off the roof in great thunderous clouds. Always makes me wonder how the wildlife copes in this kind of weather. An hour later, sitting at breakfast of steaming latte & veggie scramble, looking out at the ocean, there’s my answer:  Our resident bald eagle, sitting …

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Geocaching Along Indian Brook, Cape Breton

Treasures Along The Trail A geocacher calling himself “TooColdInCanada” heard about the Indian Brook Falls Trail and suggested we do the hike and add geocaches along the way. So we headed off one December morning, with his two sons and a guest from Germany–for an early winter wilderness hike.  Called by geocacher,  Ian, the Cabot …

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Good Morning, Cape Breton Island on ABC

Who is coming we always ask at Cabot Shores?  And then we ask just as quickly, who’s here? Well, a lot more folks will be coming and Angelo Spinazzola, of sea kayaking fame, is here at the lodge and telling me that about 7 million more eyeballs are focused on Cape Breton Island now. Why? …

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