Capelin Cove

Framboise, Nova Scotia

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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.

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"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."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Framboise
Distance: 10
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4+ hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: Gov’t topo Map: 11F09 (Framboise)

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7/15/2017
Capelin Cove is one of my all time favorite hikes. We hike this trail every year and very rarely see any other people. It starts very near a cottage (the only cottage you see) and fords a river and then goes along the coast and drumlins of Cape Breton. It is a linear hike, so can be whatever length you want, but if you want to go to the whale bones (if there are any left this year), it's about 2 1/2 hours one way. Not a marked trail, but we never had a problem following, it just goes along the shore.
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