Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

                    Almost as soon as the ice has melted from the lakes, bays, brooks and bogs, I’ve got swimming on the brain. When can I jump, skip or dive into some (chilly) fresh water.  Cape Breton is absolutely filled with water sources, from the plethora of […]

Top 3 Cape Breton Waterfalls

Indian Brook Great Falls


Okay, I have a bias towards waterfalls, spectacular trail-side views of water, and old growth forests. Duration: 25 minutes to 5 hours. So here they are: #1 Indian Brook Falls; # 2 North River Falls, #3 Black Brook/Falls.
1. Indian Brook Falls Hike (challenging)
The Cabot Trail goes along the coast on the east (Atlantic) side of Cape Breton Island.
Take the Cabot Trail to the village of Indian Brook. A landmark the bridge over Indian Brook. The Trail starts on the northwest side of the Brook.
During the heat of summer, you can do the hike in and alongside the Brook. In early […]

Caving in Cape Breton: Glooscap and Cape Dauphin

  The Glooscap Cave is a fantastic Cape Breton excursion that takes explorers through both a land and water sites. The sea-cave, also referred to as “The Fairy Hole”, holds roots with the local Mi’Kmaq culture. The story says that a hero named Glooscap was sent from the Great Spirit to protect his people, the […]

Hiking the Spinnakin Mountain off the Cabot Trail

Views From The Summit “Have you ever danced on the summit of a mountain? Well,  as you see the hidden lakes appear, you will tempted to dance on the Spinnakin…”(says Dr. Paul) There are few easily accessible places on Cape Breton Island where you can get a stunning 360-degree view. The Spinnakin is one of […]

Enjoying Summits above the Cabot Trail

Take a Hike with Your Honey Barbara and Dr. Paul often take guests and other hikers to a special summit just west of the Cabot Trail, offering a 360 degree view of the Atlantic, the Cape Breton Highlands, the lakes, and the French River Wilderness. Colleen the intern brought her wonderful companion, Elijah, pictured below. click […]

Hiking Cape Breton Island

A film crew visited to explore, hike and document the area on Kelly’s mountain.  Took a helicopter over St. Ann’s Bay
and you see what they saw from the air, investigating whether the Chinese settled before the Europeans here.
Original settlers are really the Mi’kmaq, here over 10,000 years, as hikers and hunters and fishers.
You can see the site of Glooscap Cave, and Indian Brook leading to the Highlands and French River Wilderness
and past there to the Cape Breton Highland Park.
Great hikes start at Cabot Shores–along the beach and  up along to Indian Brook Falls.
Enjoy nearby hikes, including:  Indian Brook Falls, Red […]