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Introduction to Cabot Shores' Blog

Enjoy a series of blogs by the Cabot Shores team featuring recipes, do it yourself tips, stories and guides to outdoor adventure and what is new on Cape Breton.

Join the conversation on the Cabot Shores blog! Cape Breton Island is a special place and we want to know what adventures, events, wildlife, art, music, even which stories around the camp fire engage you the most. Write to tell us what interests you most.

Photo of Cape Breton Island's Oceanic Shoreline. Click Here for the Very Best of Cape Breton!

The Very Best of Cape Breton Island

Nova Scotia’s 10,000-square-kilometre Cape Breton Island is packed full of surprises, ranging from an ice cream parlour hidden inside a seaside lighthouse to a non-profit Nordic ski trail system and an 80-year-old Scottish-style sheep crofter. Picturesque Cape Breton Island, which is currently transforming from autumn to winter, is the 77th largest isle on the globe. …

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Photo of a Couple Hiking During a Romantic Getaway in Nova Scotia.

Romantic Getaways in Nova Scotia: Cabot Shores

It’s hard to argue that autumn is the most tantalizing season among couples with a penchant for the outdoors. There’s just something playful, magical even, about the kaleidoscope of colours that blanket the topography, including vibrant hues of marigold, amber, and kelly. Cabot Shores, one of the premier romantic getaways in Nova Scotia, is a …

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Wellness Retreats in Canada

Wellness Retreats in Canada: Rejuvenate at Cabot Shores

Cape Breton Island is a Canadian hidden gem if there ever was one. The island has dramatic seaside cliffs that rival Midcoast Maine, California’s Big Sur, and even stretches of Hawaii. Martens, moose, lynx, and snowshoe hares frolic the land, unstirred by our presence. A rising, homegrown culinary scene continues to blossom along the Atlantic …

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Photo of the Mountains on the Franey Trail, Home to Some of the Finest Cape Breton Hiking.

An Autumn-Inspired Cape Breton Hiking Guide

We’re officially on the cusp of yet another vibrant autumn here on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia’s crown jewel. There are several ways to relish fall’s arrival here at Cabot Shores, including kayaking, cycling, and, of course, hiking. Every autumn, leaf-peepers, outdoor enthusiasts, avid hikers, and self-proclaimed “autumnophiles” flock to our remote, 55-acre wilderness resort. …

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Photo of a Winding Road on the Cabot Trail Cycling Loop.

Scenic Cabot Trail Cycling Adventures

Nova Scotia’s 298-kilometre Cabot Trail remains one of the world’s most beloved (and toured) cycling trails. There’s no better way to survey Cape Breton Island’s rolling hills than atop a bicycle. Every summer, hundreds of cyclists drive through the heart of Nova Scotia en route to Cabot Shores, an idyllic Cabot Trail cycling basecamp. Cabot …

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Photo of Mary Ann Falls, One of the Prettiest Waterfalls on Cape Breton.

The 10 Prettiest Waterfalls on Cape Breton Island

There are over two dozen well-documented waterfalls on Cape Breton Island, each one with its own distinctive allure. Some Cabot Trail waterfalls are more about the rugged, undeniably serene trip than the destination. Others have the ability to stop you in your tracks upon first sight. Cabot Shores, one of the premier Nova Scotia resorts, …

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