The Cabot Trail Is the Most Splendid Drive (Guest Blogger)

People have an insatiable wanderlust to travel to different parts of the world, often wanting to visit the places which are not only far away but are also serene and majestic. One such location is the Cabot Trail which is located in the scenic province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The highway transverses through a picturesque […]

Suzanne’s Roasted Sesame Tofu

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Suzanne’s Roasted Sesame Tofu – serves 8-10 Ingredients: 2 lbs extra firm tofu, pressed for 2 hours, then cut into thin 1 x 2 inch pieces Marinade: ½ cup soy sauce 2 inch piece of ginger, grated 3 cloves of garlic, pressed 4 Teaspoon Sesame oil 2 Teaspoon Rice vinegar 1 cup sesame seeds Method: […]

Vegan, Gluten & Sugar-free Chocolate Truffles

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Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles – Vegan, Gluten & Sugar-free   Ingredients: 1 ½ cup Chopped dates, softened in a small bowl of 1/2c hot water (30 min) 1 cup Tahini (sesame paste) or Almond butter ¼ – ½ cup Cocoa powder (add more or less depending on how bitter you want the truffles) 1 cup Unsweetened dried shredded coconut […]

March Break: Winter Fun!

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On Cape Breton Island we choose to embrace the Winter months as an opportunity to explore the outdoors in new and interesting ways. As we come closer to Spring (believe it or not!) we invite you to spend March Break with us playing in the snow, relaxing by the hearth and spending quality time with your […]

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

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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

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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 […]