Nova Scotia

2013 Trip

The Skyline Trail along the Cabot Trail provides an easy hike to the highland bluffs above the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  To the south, you can just make out Cheticamp Island.
The tides here at Burntcoat Head average 55 feet or so.  The difference between low and high tide is tremendous, allowing visitors to stroll out into the bay among the rocks and sand at low tide.  Visitors must be cautious, since the water rises a...
 After climbing through hardwood and pine forest, hikers are treated to high meadows of flowers and berries overlooking the ocean and river gorge.  In July, the wild strawberries ripen and can be picked for a sweet-tart snack.The Gulf of St. Lawre...
These cliffs are likely composed of some of the oldest rock in Nova Scotia.  This area of Cape Breton island is known as the Blair River inlier.  It's like the bricks of an old house being reused to build another, a bit of old house in the wall of...
From treeless peak of Roberts Mountain, the hiker is rewarded with a spectacular view of Pleasant Bay, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the gorgeous highlands of Cape Breton.  The Grand Anse River valley stretches inland from Pleasant Bay to the south.