Weekly Winter Hikes/Snowshoeing near the Cabot Trail

Every Saturday are weekly hikes, led by members of the St Ann’s community,  just off the Cabot Trail. They are open to local folks, guests and other visitors. Often the number of people just barely outnumber the dogs along for the adventure (our dog, Cosmo, is delighted by the ratio.) Sometimes we hike, other times …

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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 […]

Hiking Adventures

Cabot Shores sits on the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton, along the Cabot Trail and out the door you can beach comb, hike through our nature sanctuary or head for the Cape Breton Highlands.
You are along Indian Brook which, as you go west, leads to 3 waterfalls and into the Indian Brook Wilderness.  Go north and you meet the French River Wilderness.  We have maps and have worked on developing a wilderness trail on the south and north sides of Indian Brook.  By summer, you can add swimming or bogeyboarding to your exploits on Indian Brook and by winter, snowshoeing…You […]

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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