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Cool building at a nice short trail. Nice explanation on the informative placard. Love the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles A
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Topsham, Maine
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Nice, short trail through an old sugar maple forest. Beautiful view. We saw signs of moose and... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2019
Jud246
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Windsor, Canada
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Lat: 46.809804 Long: -60.733019 | Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool building at a nice short trail. Nice explanation on the informative placard. Love the Scottish heritage.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Charles A
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

Nice, short trail through an old sugar maple forest. Beautiful view. We saw signs of moose and bear while on the trail. The history of the area was nicely explained throughout the hike.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jud246
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

This is the largest protected grove of Old growth sugar maples on the island. It’s a loop trail- don’t stop at the Scottish Rock Hut- keep taking the short loop and you will be absolutely dazzled in this beautiful forest! I can’t even imagine how...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank agrove707
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here for about half an hour to stretch our legs and rest during our drive around Cabot Trail. It was a pleasant walk through gorgeous nature!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank InToonwithWife
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This little trail is a nice little loop and features a replica of a shieling or Scottish crofter’s hut. A great spot for a little stroll through the trees and meadows and surrounded by the majestic hills and mountains of the Cabot Trail.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

If you are travelling the Cabot Trail near Pleasant Bay be sure to visit the Lone Shieling site. It includes a lovely trail around a bubbling stream. The trail is short so its good for kids... let them walk! Its worth the stop!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lady-Harley1
Reviewed June 15, 2018

A well-groomed loop trail with 2 stream crossovers takes about 15 minutes. Not sure of the purpose of the 'hut', could be used for backpackers overnight. Signs warn about use of this area of the park - restricted access area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fflbrgst
Reviewed May 25, 2018

the mud hut as i call it was interesting along with the tall trees it was a little cool that day to take in the little trail along the river but was so worth it small trail but quite nice to do

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Blair M
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I remember first visiting this on a school trip . It is still standing and and a wonderful part of Cape Breton history.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank easterntreker
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Many Scottish were expelled from the Isle of Skye. They left their country and ended up in Cape Breton. Donald S. Macintosh gave 100 acres for a park in 1934. He owned 4000 acres of the hardwood forest. The biggest one in the Maritimes. We...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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