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The Red Island Trail: Perfect for Swimming, Family Walks, and Trail Running

The Red Island Trail is a close-to-home trail located about 3km from Cabot Shores. Only 4km in length and set up as a loop, Red Island Trail is easy to access, marked with a large entrance sign beside St. Ann’s United Church and Community Centre.  Wonderfully accessible, the path is wide enough to walk side …

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Glooscap Cave, une randonnée que vous ne regretterai pas!

[slickr-flickr tag=”glooscap1″ type=”galleria” size=”m640″] Vous voulez vivre une expérience hors de l’ordinaire? Venez faire la randonnée du Glooscap Cave sur l’Île du Cap-Breton, située à moins de 1 heure de Cabot Shores. En famille, entre amis ou même seul, cette excursion vous donnera définitivement le goût d’en faire d’autres, encore et encore. L’histoire dit qu’un héro …

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Taking the Plunge

                    Almost as soon as the ice has melted from the lakes, bays, brooks and bogs, I’ve got swimming on the brain. When can I jump, skip or dive into some (chilly) fresh water.  Cape Breton is absolutely filled with water sources, from the plethora of …

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Top 3 Cape Breton Waterfalls

 

Okay, I have a bias towards waterfalls, spectacular trail-side views of water, and old growth forests. Duration: 25 minutes to 5 hours. So here they are: #1 Indian Brook Falls; # 2 North River Falls, #3 Black Brook/Falls.
1. Indian Brook Falls Hike (challenging)
 
 
The Cabot Trail goes along the coast on the east (Atlantic) side of Cape Breton Island.
Take the Cabot Trail to the village of Indian Brook. A landmark the bridge over Indian Brook. The Trail starts on the northwest side of the Brook.
During the heat of summer, you can do the hike in and alongside the Brook. In early […]

North Trail to Indian Brook Falls

We awoke to fantastically blue skies on Monday morning, perfect conditions for a hike up the river!
We rounded up the gang, an international selection of woofers from Switzerland, China and UK and some guests, including journalist David Holt and Laughter Yoga teacher Linda LeClerc.

We were of course joined by lively Cosmo who bounded ahead in the Spring sunshine!

We were remarking the trail to the waterfall with orange tape. The path had become somewhat overgrown, so we shifted a few trees and branches as we went and admired the beautiful views.

It was quite a scramble down to the brook.

We enjoyed sights […]

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