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A senior couple smiles at each other as the walk around a snow-covered forest during a Nova Scotia winter getaway.

A Classic Nova Scotia Winter Getaway on Cape Breton Island

Something we’ve grown accustomed to on Cape Breton Island is embracing winter. And with only a few weeks until the snow falls, a classic Nova Scotia winter getaway is likely on the horizon for many. Although there are several decent places throughout the province, discerning travelers will say Cape Breton offers a coastal allure you’ll want to experience in winter. Whether snowshoeing on the trails at Cabot Shores or cross-country skiing amid snow-packed backcountry, our cherished isle boasts an endless array of outdoor activities.

Hiking Cape Breton: A woman takes a break from her hike to enjoy the Cape Breton scenery.

Hiking Cape Breton Island: Nova Scotia’s Finest Trails

When autumn arrives in Cape Breton, the island becomes a vibrant tapestry of reds, oranges, and yellows. Many locals and previous visitors to Cabot Shores will tell you this natural spectacle is best experienced on foot. Cape Breton offers many hiking trails to explore during the fall. Let’s embark on a journey through some of the finest Hiking Trails in Cape Breton, highlighting the captivating beauty of the season.

A couple rides along the road during a Cabot Trail motorcycle tour.

Rev-Up for a Cabot Trail Motorcycle Tour

A Cabot Trail motorcycle tour is an exhilarating experience, allowing riders to explore the stunning landscapes and breathtaking scenery of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. There’s nothing like cruising the countryside with the smell of the ocean nearby as you ride from spot to spot, searching for hidden gems and meaningful moments.

Beautiful Nova Scotia photography at Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island.

Nova Scotia Photography: The Best of Cape Breton Island

Welcome to Cape Breton Island, one of Canada’s most beautiful destinations and a paradise for photography enthusiasts. When visiting the island, Nova Scotia photography is a must-have experience, and there are countless breathtaking spots to capture incredible Cape Breton Island photos.  If you stay at Cabot Shores on the Cabot Trail, you’re in luck! Here …

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A woman enjoys the view from the top of a hillside Cape Breton hiking trail.

Outdoor Escapes: Cape Breton Hiking Trails near Cabot Shores

Amid the ruggedly beautiful reaches of eastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island is an outstanding destination for discerning outdoor enthusiasts. As we inch closer to winter’s end, many such folks hastily plan their spring and summer adventures. And with its picturesque ocean-side vistas, serene forests, and abundant wildlife, Cape Breton hiking is one of the island’s most precious gifts.

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