Adventures

Article in “Celtic Life International” On Hiking Near Cabot Shores

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Journalist Michelle Brunet writes in Celtic Life International about  hiking the Cape Breton Highlands, off the Cabot Trail.

She interviewed  Jason McNeil  about North River Falls (described in our article on  our  3 favorite waterfall hikes)
Park expert Marieve Theriault on Mt. Franey
And Dr. Paul on trails along Indian Brook (for full article see, September, Celtic Life International, starting on page 32) Below is an excerpt:

 
On hiking: Celtic Life International

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Fun Downhill Skiing at Cape Smokey

March 4, 2012
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Cape Smokey is a nice little ski area on the Cabot Trail, right at the edge of Ingonish.
It is open through March, from Friday through Sunday and everyday during March Break.
Staffed by volunteers, the rentals and skiing are very economical.  And best of all are the
views you get of Ingonish Island, Ingonish Harbor and Middlehead.
The conditions were good the day I visited in March and I couldn’t help but look out on the
Harbour, each time I got to the top.   Pack ice comes in from the Atlantic and forms an amazing
vista.
 
There aren’t many skiiers there on a Friday, so the [...]

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Boat Tours and Adventures

February 16, 2012

Incredible coastal vistas provide the backdrop to the abundant sea life found in the north Atlantic, featuring
whales, seals and many seabirds and fish. You never know what may come up ‘out of the blue’!  Dolphins, tuna, halibut, the ebb and flow of thousands of mackerel coming with the tides…
You get a hint as  you cross over with the Englishtown Ferry and join the Atlantic side of Cape Breton.
Here we offer Whale Watch Excursions (zodiac and big boat), puffin tours; lobster adventures, deep sea fishing; and the more portable tours with Yolo Boards (Stand Up Paddling), canoes and even sea kayaks…
Pretty [...]

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Water Adventures At Cabot Shores

February 16, 2012
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Take in Cape Breton’s beautiful scenery from the water!
Glide through local lakes and ponds as you watch eagles soar and moose graze along the shoreline. At Cabot Shores, we’re all about exploring beautiful places to get away from it all, learning new skills, having once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters, meeting great people and introducing you to an eco-friendly way of travel.
 

 
 
 
Explore Church Pond and Indian Brook while gliding across the water across Indian Brook and Church Pond
Tour down North River and the Margaree.  You can go solo or take one of our double kayaks or fit a
dog friend in with you for [...]

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Toasting Year Round Travel Adventurers from Velo Cape Breton

January 30, 2012
Micheline & Jacques

4 Seasons’ Adventurers (Velo Cape Breton’s Jacques & Micheline)
Do you remember the feeling of joy when you first got on a bicycle (or motorcycle) when you
were able really to GO somewhere?  We get a number of passionate cyclists (and bikers) coming to
Cabot Shores from near and far…
 
…And every once in a while, you meet pioneers who make a big difference around Cape Breton, who help
guide people on and off Island.  These  “travel adventurers”  fit into a special category for me  and two avid cyclists–
Jacques  Cote  and Micheline Guillot started  a bicycle  club 9 years ago called  Velo Cape Breton (helping [...]

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