Tag: Highlands

Cape Clear

High up in the Highlands of Cape Breton is a place so remote, most people who have lived on the island have never heard of it.  The ones who have heard of it don’t believe there is such a place.  I’ve been to this mystical place and I can confirm that it does, in fact, exist. Cape Clear Look-off can be found by turning off the 105 Trans Canada and heading towards Margaree until you reach the turn-off towards Hunter’s Mountain.  This gravel road keeps going upward into the highlands of Cape Breton – quite literally on top of the […]

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Pleasant Bay

Along the Cabot Trail between Cheticamp and Ingonish is the small and scenic village of Pleasant Bay.  The village is surrounded by mountains and ocean which is why, I assume, it received it’s name – the area is quite pleasant! Pleasant Bay is a popular stopping area along the trail because there are a number of restaurants and gift shops in the village.  The Rusty Anchor is a popular restaurant serving up all sorts of popular local fare.  Cardinal Points Gift Shop and Mountain View Gift Shop are great places to find some unique and local souvenirs.  Folk Art Enthusiasts […]

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Wreck Cove

Wreck Cove is only a small village but it is a main stop along the route to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  It is also one of the gateways to the road system that lies atop the Highlands and takes visitors across this section of the island via gravel roads that literally are on top of the mountains.  This area of Cape Breton is among the best places for hunting, fishing and wilderness camping. Wreck Cove General Store is a popular resting area along this route.  One can fill up on fuel, grab some food and drinks for the […]

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