Middle Head

Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0

Middle Head

Middle Head Professional Review and Guide

"Dividing Ingonish Bay almost equally, Middle Head, a narrow rocky finger extending into the ocean and flanked by magnificent sandy beaches, is one of the most recognizable sights in Nova Scotia. Home of the renowned Keltic Lodge resort, it is known as “Geganisg,” or “remarkable place” to the Mi’kmaq. Middle Head was once a base for both Native and European fishers.

Much of the trail was once the carriage road connecting a summer estate, where Keltic Lodge now stands, with the fishing village. After 1 km (.6 mi), a branch loops back to return to the opposite side of the point. I counsel this option for some, because a fairly steep hill is encountered in the second half of the walk. Fortunately, there are several benches along the route, permitting rest for the weary. Experienced hikers may overlook Middle Head because of its shortness, but I recommend they reconsider. With the tern colony at the point, fishing settlement ruins, and dramatic views, this trail is well worth anyone’s attention."

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"Dividing Ingonish Bay almost equally, Middle Head, a narrow rocky finger extending into the ocean and flanked by magnificent sandy beaches, is one of the most recognizable sights in Nova Scotia. Home of the renowned Keltic Lodge resort, “Geganisg,” or “remarkable place,” to the Mi’kmaq, Middle Head was once a work site for both Native and European fishers."

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Trail Information

Ingonish
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Local Contacts
Ingonish 11 K/9
Local Maps

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Oct 2018