Lone Shieling
Lone Shieling
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Kyle_F
Lower Sackville, Canada54 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Cute little walking path at the base of the Highlands. Would take about 15 minutes to walk the whole thing. Has lots of signs to learn from about the history and the local biology and geology.
The oldest hardwood forest in all the maritimes, which was gorgeous to be in, awesome to see such a beautiful place.
Written October 9, 2020
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annella2016
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Walking to and around the lone shieling was an all-in-one experience: a short walk, conservation awareness because of the old forest, and historical evidence of what the shieling was used for and in context of the Scottish migration to Cape Breton
Written June 5, 2016
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peispud66
Halifax, Canada552 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
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.
Written October 10, 2018
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John
Lower Sackville, Canada3,660 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
A nice little place. A little old house that the early settlers used. A short place for a walk. A nice place for a short stop.
Written September 14, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
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 enjoyed exploring a Scottish home and the small part of the forest that we were allowed to go through. It was splendid. There were small rivers and larger rivers.

There were information about the animals, plants, and trees of this forest on small information panels. This is worthwhile to see!
Written October 9, 2017
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Edward W
Ottawa, Canada1,643 contributions
Apr 2017
One of the more obscure walks in Cape Breton highlands National Park. This one has no coastline and focuses on the earliest settlements in the area. Probably the most interesting of the interior walks of the park, and not especially long either.
Written April 9, 2017
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John K
Key West, FL17 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We found the Lone Shieling on the Cabot Trail map and so glad we did!! What an amazing 30min walk! The grade level is not too much so anyone should be able to walk the path. Seeing the seedlings growing next to massive Maple trees was so humbling. Such an amazing view to cherish!
Written August 28, 2016
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nwaynesworld
Nova Scotia1,679 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Very easy hike through an old growth hardwood forest. The trail is easy to navigate and there is free parking. 15 minute hike.
Written July 19, 2020
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marylitamac
3 contributions
Aug 2019
Its a nice little , easy. walk to the lone shielding. It's very interesting to see and be able to go in this building and feel it with like and would have been like to live in this building... it's on such a beautiful part of the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton .
Written November 6, 2019
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Charles A
Brunswick, ME663 contributions
Aug 2019
Cool building at a nice short trail. Nice explanation on the informative placard. Love the Scottish heritage.
Written October 7, 2019
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