Monday, August 29, 2016


Sunday 28 August 2016, The Cape Breton Island Hoppers walked the network of trails on the West Mabou Trails and beach area.

Trail Bio:
Walkers can select one of two Start Points.
(1). Begin at the parking lot, entrance to West Mabou Beach Road or continue on Beach Road near the entrance to the beach area where there are some picnic tables and toilette facilities.
(2). The Western Coastal Trail runs from behind the parking lots near the beach along the bluffs, adjacent to, and overlooking the beach. This is the most popular trail.
The trail runs through a small section of twisted spruce before it opens up into an old pasture field, providing wonderful views the whole way. You can either follow the trail down to the south end of the beach and walk back on the sand, or you may choose to walk back to the parking lot or road through a series of inland paths and loops. Any one of these loops is about 2 km of easy, family friendly trails with some benches along the way. Karst topography or sinkholes are a common but interesting geological feature along the trails here.

Twenty members of the CBIH enjoyed a great day of walking along the beach and the various trail.

After the walk event 17 members enjoyed a good dinner and good company at the "Mull Restaurant" in downtown Mabou.

The group photo below was provided by Wanda MacDonald: