Weekly Winter Hikes/Snowshoeing near the Cabot Trail

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Every Saturday are weekly hikes, led by members of the St Ann’s community,  just off the Cabot Trail. They are open to local folks, guests and other visitors. Often the number of people just barely outnumber the dogs along for the adventure (our dog, Cosmo, is delighted by the ratio.) Sometimes we hike, other times […]

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 […]

Morning Qi Gong

Qi Gong

At Cabot Shores, the Healing Arts are interspersed into many of the activities available to our guests. Morning Qi Gong is one of these. Our experience is that when we begin our day with even a short set of contemplative movement, we are more available to the other activities we engage in throughout the day […]

Attention, birders: A surprise gathering

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One evening this past December, just after sunset I was stacking wood by one of our chalets when I heard strange noises overhead – rustlings, flapping, scraping.  Looking up I saw largish, dark bird shapes gathering in a treetop nearby – swish, here comes another one!  Apart from the flapping, not a sound,  just a […]

Winter Kitchen Parties & Ceilidhs at Cabot Shores

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Winter Kitchen Parties are happening at Cabot Shores every other Saturday. Music lovers and musicians of all ages are welcome from 4PM – 6PM through spring, every other Saturday. Fiddler Ian and his Dad, Matt, are hard at it, with an onlooker, while some more experienced musicians are playing both traditional and original tunes. Including […]

New Year, New Adventures!

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What better way to welcome the new year than an exciting, outdoor adventure at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort! Ditch the line ups and long awaited cab rides and bring your family or closest friends to celebrate in the serene winter landscape of Cape Breton Island. Try out one of our winterized yurts, a cozy lodge room, […]

The Saag Tofu* Saga & Recipe

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The Saag Tofu* Saga & Recipe Having just returned to Cape Breton from several weeks of travel I was eager to get back in the garden. While there was no snow on the ground, it was getting unseasonably cold. A bit worried about how the garden greens were faring I was pleased to find healthy […]