Louisbourg Lighthouse Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Few trails offer such a combination of historical record and scenic magnificence. From the trailhead, the site of the first lighthouse in Canada in 1734, through Gun Landing Cove, where British besiegers of Fortress Louisbourg landed artillery, to Lorraine Head, where the Astrea ran aground in the early 1800s with a loss of more than five hundred lives, there is scarcely a patch of ground that does not have some story to tell. In addition, the setting is phenomenal: restlessly surging ocean, rugged rock-lined shoreline, and desolate coastal barrens, set opposite the largest historical reconstruction in North America, Fortress Louisbourg."