Things to do
Hiking & trails
Ben Eoin Provincial Park, East Bay Trails, Coxheath Mountain, & more.
Ben Eoin Provincial Park
Ben Eoin Provincial Park is a small secluded park just 2.5km west of the hotel. Set amongst old farm land which is surrounded by the hardwood-covered hills of Ben Eoin. You can picnic in the neatly mown clearings and use the onsite fireplaces to BBQ. Take a hike up the hill side for spectacular views of the Bras d’Ors Lakes.
East Bay Trails
Located just five minutes from the resort the East Bay Hills trail in a 3.5km loop through mixed forest periodically lined with informational panels that explain the various plants and tree life you will find along your journey.
If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding hike head to Coxheath Mountain trail located 15minutes from the resort. This trail begins with a very steep climb up the face of the mountain. There are resting areas located along the way, find a waterfall approximately half way up the incline. When you get to the top you have the option of veering to the left n the Western Loop of the trail or continuing on the main trail that will take you to Pitman cabin. A great place to have lunch, have a fire and even book for an evening stay. This 9.45km route will offer a physical workout rewarded by scenic views, an especially great trail when leaves begin to change colour in the fall.
Cape Breton Highlands
If you are looking for Cape Breton’s finest trails head to the Cape Breton Highlands where they range from leisurely walks to challenging climbs. You will be rewarded with panoramic views of canyons, highlands, and rugged coastline views. The wildlife can be plentiful and the tranquil lakes, waterfalls seem never ending.
Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail
Highly recommended is a day trip to Louisbourg where you can visit the fortress but especially enjoy the natural beauty of the lighthouse trail. The trail runs along the coastline across the harbour from the iconic Fortress of Louisbourg and offers hikers of all skill levels an enjoyable excursion. Following along the 2km loop with interpretive panels explaining the area’s significance, culture and even educates you on the flora and fauna found around the trail.
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