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“My stomping ground.”
Review of Acadian Trail

Acadian Trail
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Cheticamp
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I climb the Acadian Trail in the park at least once a week and sometimes more. It is about five miles total. I walk it "backwards" meaning I walk in the valley first, counter-clockwise. It seems less steep that way and saves the prize of ocean breezes for the last part of the hike. I have seen moose, bear, eagles, frogs, baby bunnies and quail families on the trail. You can do it in around two hours as a fanatic trot, but I tend to take my time, especially on top. The blueberries on top come in around late July and they are delicious. The views from the overlooks of Cheticamp are iconic and memorable. Moose scat everywhere on the river side of the trail, but the only moose I have ever seen were on or near the top. They must visit the river late at night. I love that trail.

5  Thank Mike N
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We went on this trail as part of the "free" offerings around CB as part of the Celtic Colours festival. We had a great guide and perfect weather for this hike. Would definitely do this trail again and wouldn't hesitate to venture out for any of the other 20+ hikes around the Cape Breton Highlands!

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

It took us about 2 1/2 hours to hike this. The parking is located in the Info Center just North of Cheticamp and the trailhead is at the mouth of the parking lot. About 5-10 minutes into the hike, there is a map that provides you with the trail set-up. Don't let it seduce you into going left due to the "scenic view-points". Please go right! Should you go left, the first 45 minutes are through dead trees and the first "scenic view" is an hour in and it isn't much of one. The last third of the hike is actually pretty along a stream but it is the hardest on your feet (over rocks) but I ran through here because we saw a snake. After this section, you walk through dead trees again. For the most part, there is little pay-off for this hike and not one I would do again.
The cost for this is part of the Cabot trail fee (daily pass).

6  Thank Nina1940
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Reviewed August 14, 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2016
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