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Celtic Shores Coastal Trail

Location 199 Harbour Heights Rd, Mabou, NS B0E 1X0, Canada Phone
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The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is a 92-km (57 mi) multi-use trail stretching from Port Hastings to the town of Inverness on the west coast of spectacular Cape Breton Island. This coastal trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail, which runs across the whole of Canada. Great for off-road cycling or long distance trekking, the easy, flat trail meanders along the coastline, through picturesque wilderness, skirts rivers and streams, and connects several communities and attractions. Along the way you will find active fishing harbours, warm-water beaches in Port Hood, West Mabou, and Inverness, the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique, along with five other museums, Glenora Inn & Distillery, the Cabot Links Golf Course, and the not-to-be-missed Red Shoe Pub in Mabou. All of this is complimented with a variety of accommodations, restaurants, places to shop, some of the best live Celtic music on the island, and a unique living Gaelic culture. Trailheads: There are over thirty trailheads and access points along the trail.  For location and GPS coordinates visit the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail website. Surface: unpaved but smooth and hard-packed for most of the trail. (Upgrading yearly) Cycling Speed: 20 km/hr (12 miles/hr)  The trail grade is almost flat with very few slight inclines as prevalent in rail trail.  Hybrid or mountain bikes are best suited for this trail.  Other uses include hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ATVing, equestrian & geocaching.  


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