There are many opportunities for walking and hiking and in the Margarees and closeby in Cape Breton. Whether you are experienced or just want to get into our woods for a few hours, we have the trails.
OLD Miller Trout Farm, Margaree Forks area
1 km - 20 min. easy hike along edge of field. Hikers can park just opposite the Old Miller Trout Farm. A self guided eco-tour has been developed. Pick up a pamphlet at the office at the rear of the farmhouse, OR at the Visitor Information Centre at the Forks.
Lifestyles Trail, Lake O' Law area
Trail 2 km - 1/2 hour. When you are travelling from Baddeck, you will see signs for the Lifestyles Trail on the right, just about 2 km. before the Lakes restaurant. This trail follows along the edge of the beautiful Second Lake in the Lake O' Law chain. From the corner of the parking area a trail leads you over a small stream through the woods and down to a grassy road to an information kiosk. Beyond the kiosk there is an intersection where the trail begins. Be sure to watch for the rare Lady Slipper flower
Egypt Falls Trail, Southwest Margaree area
250 metres - 15 min. moderate to difficult walking and a steep hillside. This is a more challenging trail from the Piper's Glen Road, Upper Margaree, to the Egypt Falls. The trail descends through a stand of mixed hardwoods to the beautiful waterfall.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
There are also first class hiking Trails in the National park, about 25 minutes away. The hikes in the park are outlined in a map available free of charge at the park entrances and at Visitor Information Centres. These outline distances, amount of time necessary to complete the hike and each's level of difficulty. There are a number you tackle in a couple of hours, including the Skyline Trail, which is well maintained and which offers moose sightings and spectacular lookoffs out over the ocean. This Trail is only minutes inside the park entrance north of Cheticamp.


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