Garden to Table: Planting in the Snow

My name is Jilian and I am the Garden to Table intern at Cabot Shores. My role is to manage our gardens and work with our chef to help infuse our menu with homegrown ingredients. Despite the seemingly never-ending winter, our gardens are now in full bloom. We began prepping the outdoor garden in mid May, snow …

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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 […]

Watching Moose and Eagles at Sunrise

There are many benefits to rising early in the morning and getting a peaceful, quiet start to your day. At Cabot Shores we look forward to the sun rising over the ocean, illuminating the Bird Islands and casting beautiful pink and purple color across the sky. Another reason to get up early is to watch …

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Camping

Have old-fashioned grass and ground underneath you and still be near the Cabot Trail. At the edge of the Indian Brook Wilderness, along the Indian Brook River, just below the Indian Brook waterfalls, you’ll have access to tent sites, fire pits, picnic tables, Church Pond and Indian Brook swimming holes, along with a plethora of Cape Breton’s finest sights and activities right at your fingertips:

Swim, fish and kayak/canoe
- Hike, bird and moose gaze
- Cook, play and enjoy solitude

Our campgrounds are terrific for:

Cyclists, alone or in groups, of all stripes
Hikers
 – Couples and Families

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