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Geese on Cabot Shores Beach

Birders Unite at Cabot Shores: See at least 42 Local Species

Rinchen Boardman is a professional birder. Usually during April, he is doing extensive birding projects in Ontario: he is Programme Coordinator for Thunder Cape Bird Observatory. In June, he then  coordinates projects in eastern Newfoundland. This year, due to Covid-19, he is enjoying a long term stay on Cape Breton, at Cabot Shores. Daily he …

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3 Reasons to Plan A Longer Stay at Cabot Shores

Many guests and workers have been planning or deciding on longer term stays at Cabot Shores. There are possibilities for this in Chalets, the Adventure Guest House and even in Whiff’s lodge. In addition, our unique lodging options offer comfort and flexibility to refresh, relax, and stay productive when necessary. There are many reasons for …

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Watching Moose and Eagles at Sunrise

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 …

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Moose Viewing All Seasons at Cabot Shores along the Cabot Trail

Many guests to Cape Breton say they’d really like to see a moose.
In the same sentence, they ask: is it safe?  And except for rutting season and running into one along the road while you’re driving, the moose are quite safe and tend to disappear or blend into the bush.
Seeing A Moose On The  Shores of Church Pond
 
A few days ago, I was paddling a kayak in Church Pond with my dog Cosmo, going into an inlet and kind of daydreaming. Suddenly Cosmo started barking,  and jumped into the water, swimming toward shore.  I looked up and saw a big […]

Cape Breton In May: You never know who shows up…Europeans, lobsters & eagles…

May is an interesting month here; one of the few times in the year, when guests just seem to arrive without prior reservations.  Many are Europeans who, disliking crowds, prefer to travel in the off-season. At this time, the majority of these travel by van, camper or mega-camper.  This is a phenomenon we’ve observed in other years and we thought we’d acknowledge these brave travelers who venture out not knowing where they will sleep each night or wether they can even find a place that’s open at this time of year.
When they find us, they set up in a spot with […]