Tag Archive: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Part 6: Mary Ann Falls, a Swim in Warren Lake, and Last Minute Moose!

The short trail to Mary Ann Falls revealed that more of the trees had surrendered to the coming cold, revealing some particularly vibrant reds and yellows. After crossing the Black Brook the trail… Continue reading

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Part 5: Jigging Cove, Black Brook Cove, Green Cove, and Lakies Head

Re-entering Cape Breton National Park I began a series of stops at look offs and coves. My second stop at Black Brook Cove provided me an opportunity for some walking so I decided… 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

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