Tag Archive: Canada

Dingwall, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

I stopped in the tiny fishing village of Dingwall on my way south from Meat Cove, arriving in late afternoon. Initially I walked along the shore on the south side of the harbor,… Continue reading

Northern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

After crossing Cape Breton Island from west to east I detoured out of the national park again, this time in order to travel as far north as I could go. As I made… Continue reading

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Part 4: Aspy Trail and Beulach Ban Falls

The Aspy Trail, which climbs into the eponymous Aspy Valley, was recommended to me a few days earlier as a good trail for seeing Fall colors. I was still about 5-7 days before… Continue reading

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Part 3: MacIntosh Brook Trail and Lone Shieling

The MacIntosh Brook Trail is a short trail through Acadian old-growth forest that leads to a smallish waterfall before looping back. Most of the trail follows the brook, with two crossings, following the… Continue reading

Pleasant Cove, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Following the Cabot Trail I exited the park at Pleasant Cove and rather than continuing back into the highlands I decided to take a local road out to the coast. I had seen… Continue reading

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Part 2: Skyline Trail

I started my second day with a hike on the popular Skyline Trail, taking the right branch of the loop on my way out to the headland. The trail here is alternately meadow… Continue reading

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Part 1: The Western Coast

My first and second days in Cape Breton Highlands National Park I stopped often at lookoffs, beaches, and short trails as I made my way up the western coast of the park from… Continue reading

Cheticamp Island, Enragee Point Lighthouse, and Scenic Cows

Approaching Cape Breton National Park I passed the beautiful Cheticamp Harbour and immediately detoured to follow a road that crossed the breakwater to Cheticamp Island. The island turned out to be stunning, and… Continue reading

West Mabou Beach Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

West Mabou Beach Provincial Park has nearly twenty short trails that criss-cross the peninsula through forest, bog, and headland. I began with the Western Coastal Trail which briefly crosses forest and skirts cliffs… Continue reading

Port Hood Day Park, Inverness Beach, and Margaree Harbor, Cape Breton Island

I was already is love with Nova Scotia before I crossed over to Cape Breton but the island clinched it. On my counter-clockwise tour I first stopped at Port Hood Day Park for… Continue reading