We spent the first week of August in Cape Breton, the eastern most part of Nova Scotia. Cape Breton Island is home to the Cabot Trail, a scenic road weaving its way along the coast. We were drawn to the Cabot Trail both because N wanted to bike it (bucket list ✔️), and because we had heard the hikes were abundant, scenery gorgeous and seafood as fresh as it comes.

After a long car ride and 24 hours in New Brunswick, we met up with 4 friends in Baddeck. We spent the following 3 days making our way around the Trail; first night in Baddeck, second night in Cheticamp and the final night in Ingonish Beach. Each day brought a new mountain to hike (or bike), a different beach to swim on, and copious amounts of fresh lobster and snow crab. Vacay trifecta if you ask me.

TO SEE + DO //

hike to the waterfall at uisage ban falls provincial park
drive out to, and around, cheticamp island
skyline trail at the top of french mountain
meat cove
ingonish beach
live local music at the keltic lodge
hike up franey mountain 


lobster and unlimited mussels at baddeck lobster suppers
lunch and ginger molasses cookies at the dancing goat cafe, margaree
snow crab at all aboard, cheticamp
lobster roll at the rusty anchor
pick up a few oysters from the hideaway campground, dingwall
dinner at coastal waters