Summertime Gardening at Cabot Shores

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Greetings Cabot Shores visitors and welcome to the garden blog. I’m Veronica from Toronto, Ontario: Cabot Shores Garden to Table intern for Summer 2015. During the tour of the gardens upon my arrival at the beginning of July, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I’d be providing care, maintenance and love to 6 different […]

Nordic Walking & Hiking Retreat

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Cabot Shores will be hosting a Nordic Walking & Hiking Retreat this coming October.  The event is being led by Jody Collin & Maritime Strides Walking Club.  Jody is the owner of Maritime Strides, which offers private, semi-private and small group Nordic walking instruction as well as organized walking groups for events or just for […]

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 […]

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 […]