5 Fall Must Do’s In Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Fall is my favorite season – it’s like nature has thrown in a huge box of crayons everywhere. And the best place to witness this riot of colors is Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. If you are planning on a weekend trip, here’s a list of things to do in Cape Breton during the fall:

•    Drive the Cabot Trail:

The Cabot Trail is one of the world’s most beautiful drives, rewarding visitors with a spectacular color palette that ranges from a fiery red and crimson to brown, orange, and golden-yellow. First and second week of October is the best time to visit this magical place because that’s when fall hits its peak.

•    Hike the Skyline Trail:

The Skyline Trail is the best place to meet some of Cape Breton Highland National Park’s permanent residents – moose. They are plenty! The Skyline Trail is a relatively easy trail and worth a fun family adventure.  It takes about two hours for a healthy person to reach the exposed ridge, but the view from the headland cliff makes it all worth it! Easily one of the best places in the province to watch the sun set over the expanse of the Gulf of St Lawrence.

•    Hike the Meat Cove Mountain Trail:

The Meat Cove Mountain Trail is a steep hike, especially the first 1.25 km of the trail. But the view from the summit is stunning – one that offers a 360° view of Meat Cove, the Gulf of St Lawrence and the northern highlands of Cape Breton. If you love camping, Meat Cove is the perfect place!

•    Coastal Trail of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park:

The Coastal Trail takes around 2 -3 hours to complete and covers 11.3 km along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. Along the way you can hear waves crashing on the rocky shore, get a glimpse of the cobblestone beaches, jack pine forest, and the coastal meadows.

•    Experience the International Celtic Colors Festival:

The Celtic Colors Music Festival is held from the 7th to the 15th of October every year. This is a unique festival celebrating Cape Breton’s musical culture. Thousands of people from across the world come to witness performances from some of the world’s finest artists. They also get to participate in a variety of workshops on Celtic history, dance, and craft.

Thinking about touring Cape Breton this fall but don’t know where to start? Give us a call and join us on one of our 4-day tours around Nova Scotia’s masterpiece – Cape Breton!