Capelin Cove Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Glaciers deposited layers of gravel and sand averaging more than 12 m (40 ft) thick over much of southeastern Cape Breton with drumlins, large smooth hills of glacial till, being common. Red Cape and the cliffs above English Cove, where you start, are examples of drumlins being consumed by the sea. The shoreline is indented with small protected bays, such as Capelin Cove and Fox Cove, and these nearly always contain a sand beach, deposits from the eroding drumlins."