Cape Breton Island Places

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Mabou

Sports and the Outdoors

Mabou Highlands. The Cape Mabou Trail Club maintains 35 km (21 miles) of nature trails, 14 in total, on this mountain range. Gaelic-speaking immigrants from Scotland settled this region of plunging cliffs, isolated beaches, rising mountains, and glens, meadows, and hardwood forests, and some of the trails follow tracks made by carts traveling to and from the pioneer settlements. Today the area is so hauntingly quiet that you might halfway expect to meet the sidhe, the Scottish fairies, capering on the hillsides. Trail maps can be purchased from local retailers or online.

Mabou, NS.

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