Hiking Trails of Cape Breton Guide Book

by Michael Haynes (Goose Lane Editions)
Hiking Trails of Cape Breton  by Michael Haynes

240pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0864926707

Grab your hiking boots, water bottle, and a healthy snack and hit the trail! This new edition of Hiking Trails of Cape Breton profiles forty routes, from Money Point to Ghost Beach. In addition to providing instructions for locating each route and in-depth descriptions, Hiking Trails of Cape Breton includes detailed maps and synoptic information on length, time, difficulty, facilities, and the correct topographical map to use. Also found in this edition are trailhead GPS listings for all hikes, and, for those who carry cellphones as safety devices, information about the often-uncertain reception in Cape Breton&#146s mountains and woodlands. Enhanced by dozens of images of the magnificent scenery, this edition features informative sidebars on plants, animals, historic sites, and other appealing features of the trails.

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Trails from the "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This trail is a continuation of a former fire road, heading directly into the taiga region on the highlands plateau, one of only two trails in the park that does so. Branch Pond is also one of the few ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Ingonish, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: In 1809 Duncan MacLeod arrived from mainland Nova Scotia and began to work land near the mouth of Murdocks Brook. In 1832 he had his property formally granted to him by the government. Today the MacLe ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Inverness, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: The easternmost tip of Cape Breton, this exposed headland shares its name with the entire island. Peat bogs and swamps dominate the poorly drained landscape, which is almost flat and thickly covered i ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Louisbourg, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing,Walking - Trail Length: 8.75
... Preview: The Mabou Highlands, once the home of many industrious Scottish families, now lies mostly deserted, save for a few cottages. The former roads connecting long-abandoned farms have become a network of c ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Mabou, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: Most people’s memory of the Cabot Trail includes Smokey Mountain. Perhaps it is the exceptionally steep drive to the summit, or maybe it is the panorama of the Atlantic Ocean spreading out beyond and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Ingonish Beach, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Framboise, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The Coastal Trail starts near the Black Brook beach and picnic area. Although only garbage cans are located at the trailhead, picnic tables and washrooms can be found by the beach, which may be reache ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Ingonish, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: One of the best new hiking trail additions on Cape Breton Island is the Coxheath Hills Wilderness Trail, officially opened in 2010. This multiple loop system is located very close to Sydney, yet it po ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Ingonish, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Egypt Falls, one of the most attractive waterfalls on Cape Breton Island, is also one of the more difficult to visit. Although it is scarcely 500 m/yd from the road, the descent is about 120 m (400 ft ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Scotsville, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: Fishing Cove is the only designated wilderness camping area in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with eight tenting sites, and people who stay there once, almost always return. Falling asleep to th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Pleasant Bay, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.75
... Preview: The section of coastline between Gabarus and St. Peter’s is one of the least frequently visited in Nova Scotia. Perhaps that is because of its relative remoteness. Few people live there, and the villa ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Framboise, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Franey is one of my favourite hikes because it leads to one of the most dramatic hilltop views in the province. From the summit, you gain broad views of the Clyburn Brook canyon below, the coastline a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Ingonish, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: The Inverness and Richmond Railway Company was incorporated in 1887 to construct a railway from the district of Margaree to Mabou, Port Hood, and Port Hawkesbury, with a branch to Whycocomagh. In the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Port Hastings, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: One of the longest completed sections of the Trans Canada Trail officially opened in Nova Scotia is the 92 km (57.5 mi) from the Canso Causeway to Inverness along the west coast of Cape Breton Island. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Judique, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.75
... Preview: The information centre is found on your right as soon as you cross the Chéticamp River. Take a few moments to explore its many fascinating visual displays and video presentations. Also visit Les Amis ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Petit Etang, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: The newest trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Le Vieux Chemin de Cap Rouge — the Old Cape Rouge Road — opened in 2010. It follows the former route of the Cabot Trail high on the slopes of J ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Pleasant Bay, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25
... Preview: Climbing from near Whycocomagh Bay to a plateau more than 200 m (650 ft) above, the Lewis Mountain Road can be a hiker’s delight. The first half of the trail is exceptionally attractive, following Mac ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Orangedale, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: During the 1960s and 1970s government policy favoured the development of a heavy industry park in southern Cape Breton. An oil refinery, a paper mill, and a plant to produce heavy water for use in nuc ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Cleveland, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: 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 besieg ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Louisbourg, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: If Nova Scotia has any community that looks like an alpine village, it is Meat Cove. Situated near the extreme northern tip of Cape Breton Island, the road literally ends here, the dirt track from Bay ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Capstick, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 10