Indian Brook

About five minutes past the Englishtown Ferry along the Northern Shore highway is the very small community of Indian Brook.  Anyone heading around the Cabot Trail has to pass through Indian Brook but very few are aware of the fact that there are a couple of attractions that make a stop in the area worthwhile.

Indian Brook Falls, although a little difficult to get to, are well-worth the trek through the woods.  One can park on the left-hand side of the road (if you are coming from Englishtown) near the bridge and start the hike to the falls on the gravel road.  Some swimming or wading through the water may be necessary but that is just all part of the fun in getting there!

Cabot Shores is a Wilderness Lodge located in Indian Brook.  The lodge is open year-round and offers a wide range of services and activities in every season.  During the warmer months, there are guided hiking and boating adventures available and various equipment rentals are also available for people who wish to venture off on their own.  In winter, guests enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and winter hiking.  Throughout the year, various other services, including massages, are available and there are a number of different retreats offered.   You can also visit the lodge and inquire about Indian Brook Falls or take one of their guided hikes to the falls.

Andrea MacEachern is a freelance travel writer and amateur photographer living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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