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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Dear Friend, (to see this more clearly, sign up for our newsletter!) Happy Summer to you! “You Only Live Once” or (Yolo) is a stand up surf board. Dr. Keith from New Hampshire has all of us on it. Guests from Holland (by way of Ontario), Alex from Vermont, young Gillian from Toronto, Quinn from New Hampshire are boarders…and even Dr. Paul & Cosmo…are touring the waters around Cabot Shores: Church Pond, Indian Brook and occasionally the Atlantic.and of course Cosmo kayaks as well… Many guests do YOLO boarding & other adventures new for them at Cabot Shores…some very […]
Cosmo here, the guide dog of Cabot Shores. Dr. Paul advises guests to have An Adventure a Day on Cape Breton… so you can see I’m out there balancing on the bow of our kayak, but the eagles get most of the attention from our guests. You can see eagles in at least 3 places …
Cabot Shores is pleased to be pioneering the first established Healing Artist in Residency program of its kind. A natural place for all to relax and rejuvenate, this program allows healing artists to offer personalized services to our guests. Each day, our Healing Artist will make a morning offering to guests. This is usually an experiential activity geared toward reconnecting your body, mind and spirit. Healing Artists in Residency also offer their specialty services for your to enjoy throughout their stay. Additionally, many times weekend intensive programs are held for guests to delve more deeply into your “wellness” experiences, combined with […]
Many of us enjoy a good lobster dinner and go to Maine and Nova Scotia for the authentic experience. Here at Cabot Shores, we get our lobsters from Merrill MacInnis. For more on lobster and lobster fishing, click to see our video on Lobster Fishing Off Cape Breton Island We asked Merrill: What’s the difference between “Canners” and “Market Lobster?” His answer can help us understand the history of lobster fishing on Cape Breton Island, in addition to, which lobster to order. The MacInnis family has been fishing lobster for over 80 years off the eastern (Atlantic coast) of Cape Breton, […]
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 […]
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 …