Winter Yoga: March 21-22, 2015

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NANCY CHIASSON: YOGA & DETOX RETREAT A renewing staycation. Enjoy Nancy’s rejuvenating style of yoga, sample from the finest detox smoothies and excellent cuisine, win great prizes, meet new yoga friends, fireside yoga classes and wilderness snowshoeing. This package includes a two day retreat, shared accommodations and meals. Click here to book your weekend yoga […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watching Moose and Eagles at Sunrise

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There are many benefits to rising early in the morning and getting a peaceful, quiet start to your day. At Cabot Shores we look forward to the sun rising over the ocean, illuminating the Bird Islands and casting beautiful pink and purple color across the sky. Another reason to get up early is to watch […]

Family Adventure Camp at Cabot Shores

Family Adventure Camp When: July 18-25, 2015 There is a 3-day (July 18-21) and a 7-day (July 18-25) option Where: Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat, at Indian Brook along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Who: Grandparents & Grandchildren, Parents & Children, Adults & Children          (related or not), Aunties/Uncles & Children […]