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ceilidh trail
Ceilidh Trail
Cabot Cliffs Golf Course
Best new golf course 2015–Golf Digest
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Gaelic culture at its best
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Ceilidh Trail
eilidh” (kay-lee) is Gaelic
for “gathering,” and
a journey along the
Ceilidh Trail (Route 19) by vehicle,
or the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail
by bike, offers an opportunity to
experience the true meaning of the
word. Both routes run parallel to the
ocean and connect the communities and attractions along the way.
Meet the locals by stopping into
the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre
or The Red Shoe Pub for some live
music and dancing (see pages 152 &
153), and enjoy a delicious meal at
The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro overlooking the ocean in Port Hood.
Don’t forget to say “hello” to artist
Ann Schroeder at her oceanfront
studio and peruse her beautiful
hand-painted quilts and silk scarves
(see page 152) . A trip to Mabou
wouldn’t be complete without a
stop at the Mabou Farmers’ Market,
where over 40 vendors offer up
delicious food, beautiful jewellery
and art, produce, and, of course, live
music. For the golfer in your group,
visit the renowned and scenic
Cabot Links or the recently opened
Cabot Cliffs, named the best new
golf course in North America by
Golf Digest, both in Inverness
(see page 153).
This region has long been a melting pot for Celtic, Acadian, and
First Nations people. Nowhere
is this more evident than at the
state-of-the-art performance
facility, Strathspey Place, where
the music, dance, and folklore
of these cultures are celebrated
(see page 152).
The Red Shoe Pub
Mabou Farmers’ Market
Unexpected Discoveries
Galloping Cows Fine Foods, Port Hood
This culinary delight offers hand-crafted preserves that were featured
at the Golden Globes, the Oscars, and the Toronto International Film
Festival. Create your own gift basket of favourites, such as blueberryrhubarb jam and brandy cranberry marmalade (see page 152).
Delight your palate with a tour and tasting
Glenora Distillery, Glenville
Canada’s only distiller of single-malt whisky is cradled in a glen in
the picturesque Mabou Highlands. Enjoy a tour of the distillery,
followed by a taste of Glen Breton Rare whisky—the closest to
authentic Scotch outside of Scotland. The Glenora Pub also has
traditional ceilidhs twice a day, so don’t forget your dancing shoes!
(see page 152)
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Glenora Distillery (see page 152)
Not-To-Be-Missed Experiences
This area is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. The following suggestions offer you the quintessential Ceilidh Trail experience; see page 152 for details on these and other area attractions.
Tune in to Cape Breton music
Margaree Harbour
Take in a cultural performance
Strathspey Place, Mabou
At this state-of-the-art performing
arts centre, Cape Breton’s rich diversified culture is celebrated through
Celtic music and the music, dance,
and folklore of the Acadian and First
Nations communities (see page 152).
Dunvegan Margaree
Forks
Inverness
Miners’ Museum
Inverness
Ceilidh
Trail
Glenville
MacDonald
Chestico
House
Museum
Glenora
Lake
Mabou Distillery Ainslie
Port Hood
The Lobster, The People, The Story
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Judique
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Gillis Lobster Tours & Charter
Join local fisherman Danny Gillis for
a tour around Port Hood Island to
learn about the local fishery and find
out how to haul a lobster trap and jig
mackerel. As you enjoy the stunning
vistas of rolling hills, Danny will add
to the splendour by playing some
local fiddle tunes (see page 205).
Ceilidh Trail
Ceilidh Trail
Celtic Music Interpretive Centre,
Judique
Take an interactive journey through
samples of song, stories, dance,
and bagpipe and fiddle music.
Interpretive media displays let you
try your hand at a fiddle tune or learn
how to step-dance (see page 152).
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Outdoor Adventures
Whether you’re cycling our oceanside trail or discovering the communities and sandy beaches
nestled among the rolling hills, the natural environment of this region is best seen at a slower pace.
So, park your car to check out some of these gems, or turn to page 153 for complete listings.
Golf at Canada’s only authentic links course
Cycle the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail
Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf courses
at Cabot Links Resort, Inverness
With golf greens sculpted around sand dunes and
ocean views offered at each of the 18 holes, Cabot
Links is the recipient of continuous accolades, including
SCOREGolf’s ranking as the #1 course in Canada in
2015. Enjoy fine dining at Panorama or casual pub fare
at the Cabot Links Public House. The newly opened
Cabot Cliffs, nearby, was designed by two-time Masters
champion Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore and was
named the Best New Course for 2015 by Golf Digest
and debuted at #19 on its list of the World’s 100
Greatest Golf Courses. Referred to as the “Pebble
Beach of Canada” by Links Magazine, the course, set
along the picturesque rugged seaside cliffs of western
Cape Breton, features an unusual configuration of six
par-threes, six par-fours and six par-fives (see page 153).
various entry points between
Port Hastings and Inverness
This 92-kilometre multi-use trail winds through the
communities of Judique, Port Hood, Mabou, and
Inverness. Along the way, you’ll find active fishing
harbours, beaches, exhilarating views, museums,
restaurants, and accommodations. Include the trail in
a multi-day cycling or trekking itinerary, or just stop for
an hour or two to take in the natural beauty of this area.
Bike rentals and shuttle service are available at Eagle
Eye Outfitters in Inverness (see pages 153 & 206).
Walk and swim at Inverness Beach
Enjoy a walk along the 1.5 kilometres of soft sand or
a refreshing saltwater swim in the warm waters. This
beach is supervised throughout the summer months.
Grab an ice cream cone from the canteen and stroll
the boardwalk along the coast and into downtown
Ceilidh Trail
(see page 153).
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Inverness Beach
Cabot Links Golf Resort
Celtic Shores Coastal Trail
Cape Breton Island Entry Area
(up to 20 km radius) for other listings in this
area, see pages 137 and 187.
Port Hastings
Cape Breton Causeway Inn
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$81–108, XP $10
21 Old Victoria Rd
902-625-0460, 877-525-4777
[email protected]
www.capebretoncausewayinn.com
Motel • Jul 1–Nov 1 See ad p. 154.
Capeway Motel
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$65–95
84 Hwy 19
902-625-2524
[email protected]
www.capewayproperties.com/motel.htm
Motel • May 1–Aug 31
Hearthstone Inn
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$79–139, XP $10
388 Hwy 4
902-625-2480, 800-422-8025
www.hearthstonehospitality.ca
Motel • Year-round
Skye Lodge
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$85–119, XP $10
160 Hwy 4
902-625-1300, 888-832-7593
[email protected]
www.skyelodge.com
Motel • Year-round See ad p. 154.
Troy
Capeway Country Bed & Breakfast
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$85–95
64 MacIsaac Rd
902-625-5627
[email protected]
www.capewayproperties.com/bandb.htm
B&B • May 1–Oct 31
Chisholm’s of Troy Coastal Cottages
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$99–189
1327 Hwy 19
902-625-3285, 877-626-3285
www.chisholmscottages.com
15 hilltop cottages with 4-pc bath, fireplace,
cathedral ceiling, covered deck, BBQ. 4 suites
(K,Q) in century barn. Panoramic ocean and
mountain views. Access to coastal trail.
Cottage, Tourist Home • Year-round
Marg’s Bed and Breakfast
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$70, XP $5; no tax
1142 Hwy 19
902-625-2401
[email protected]
B&B • May 1–Oct 27
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$85–120, XP $10
719 Hwy 19
902-625-1684
[email protected]
www.troycottages.ca
Cottage • Jun 1–Oct 31
End of Cape breton Island entry Area
Craigmore
Marcella’s House Rental
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$850 weekly
2766 Hwy 19
902-625-3701
[email protected]
www.cottagecountry.com/listings/169576
Vac. Home • Jun 15–Oct 31
Duncreigan Country Inn of Mabou
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$135–195, XP $20
11409 Hwy 19
902-945-2207, 800-840-2207
[email protected]
www.duncreigan.ca
B&B Inn • Year-round
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Mabou River Inn
q,cccc/cccd. $105–170,
19 Southwest Ridge Rd
XP $10
902-945-2356, 888-627-9744
www.mabouriverinn.com
Apt., Inn • May 1–Oct 31
Mabou Harbour
MacEachern’s Cove Cottage
q.
$700 weekly
611 Mabou Harbour Rd
Port Hood
902-457-6953
Haus Treuburg Country Inn & Cottages [email protected]
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$109–219 www.vrbo.com/421575
175 Main St
902-787-2116, 877-787-2116
[email protected]
www.haustreuburg.com
Cottage, Inn • Apr 1–Nov 30
Hebridean Motel
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$95–109, XP $10
39 Company Rd
902-787-3214
[email protected]
Motel • Year-round
Hillcrest Hall Country Inn
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$90–180, XP $10
24 Main St
902-787-2211, 888-434-4255
www.hillcresthall.com
B&B Inn • Jun 20–Oct 19
Lighthouse Cottages
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$115–159, XP $15
8537 Hwy 19
902-787-3345
[email protected]
www.lighthouse-cottages.com
Cottage • May 15–Oct 31
Marble Hill Oasis Vacation Rental
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739 Marble Hill Rd
902-227-5413
[email protected]
Apt., B&B • Year-round
The Fiddle and The Sea B&B
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$95–110, XP $15
109 High Rd
902-631-5980
[email protected]
www.thefiddleandthesea.com
B&B • Year-round
Mabou & Area (up to 20 km radius)
Mabou
Ceilidh Cottages and Campground
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$169
1425 Rocky Ridge Rd
902-945-2992, 888-854-6260
[email protected]
www.ceilidhcottages.ca
5 A/C 2-bdrm H cottages (Q), 4-pc bath.
Tennis court, laundromat. Campground
also on site.
Cottage • Jun 1–Oct 15
Cottage • May 1–Sep 1
Glendyer
Inn at Glendyer
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$110–140, XP $20
356 Smithville Rd
902-945-2345
[email protected]
www.innatglendyer.com
B&B • Year-round
Inverness & Area (up to 20 km radius)
Glenville
Glenora Inn & Distillery
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13727 Hwy 19
902-258-2662, 800-839-0491
[email protected]
www.glenoradistillery.com/inn.htm
Cottage, Inn • May 12–Oct 29
See ad p. 154.
West Lake Ainslie
Tulloch Inn
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$100–140, XP $20
2795 West Lake Ainslie Rd
902-258-3194, 866-707-4300
[email protected]
www.tulloch-inn.ca
Inn • Year-round
Inverness
Banks Road Vacation Home Rental
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$2300 weekly
304 Broad Cove Banks Rd
610-821-5281
[email protected]
www.flipkey.com/inverness-vacationrentals/p244254
Vac. Home • Jun 15–Oct 15
Cabot Links Resort
p.
8 Cabot Lane
855-652-2268
[email protected]
www.cabotlinks.com/lodging
Resort • May 6–Nov 1
Accommodations
Accommodations
All properties listed have been licensed by the
Province of Nova Scotia and approved by at
least one of three recognized quality programs
(Canada Select, NS Approved, CAA/AAA) to
ensure that they are clean and comfortable.
Most rates are shown as daily rates. For a key
to other codes and symbols, see page 2.
Troy Lodge
Ceilidh Trail
Communities are listed in order as found
when travelling through the region on the
Scenic Travelway roads.
$235–315
Dusky Diamonds Bed & Breakfast
q.
$80–100; no tax
21 Beach No 1 Rd
902-258-5225
[email protected]
B&B • Year-round
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Ceilidh Trail Listings
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Inverness Beach Village
p.
$120–200
50 Beach Village Rd
902-258-2653
[email protected]
www.macleods.com/beach-village.html
Cottage • Jun 1–Oct 18
Broad Cove
MacLeod Inn
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30 Broad Cove Marsh Rd
902-258-3360
[email protected]
www.macleods.com
B&B Inn • Jun 15–Oct 20
$130–165
Ceilidh Trail
Campgrounds / Attractions / Galleries, Shops, Artists & Artisans
Chimney Corner
Chimney Corner Coastal Cottages
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$175–325
2581 Shore Rd
902-235-2104, 888-211-9061
[email protected]
www.chimneycornercottages.ca
Cottage • Jun 1–Oct 15
All campgrounds listed have been approved by
CampingSelect and/or NS Approved to ensure
that they meet the required standards. For a key
to symbols and codes, see page 2.
Port Hood
Sunset Sands RV Park
$36
p.
45 Wharf Rd
902-787-2207, 888-855-7263
[email protected]
www.sunsetsands.ca
May 15–Oct 20
Mabou
Ceilidh Cottages and Campground
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$30–42
1425 Rocky Ridge Rd
902-945-2992, 888-854-6260
[email protected]
www.ceilidhcottages.ca
May 20–Oct 17
Judique
Celtic Music Interpretive Centre
5471 Hwy 19
902-787-2708
[email protected]
www.celticmusiccentre.com
Admission: $ • Jun 2–Oct 19 •W
8095 Hwy 19
902-787-2244
[email protected]
www.chesticoplace.com
Admission: $ • Jun 1–Aug 31 •W
Port Hood
Galloping Cows Fine Foods
59 Justin Rd
902-787-3484, 888-552-8811
[email protected]
www.gallopingcows.com
May 1–Oct 20 •;
Mabou
An Drochaid (The Bridge)
11513 Hwy 19
902-945-2311
[email protected]
Jun 28–Aug 28 •W
Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine
45 Southwest Ridge Rd
902-945-2221
Year-round •W
Strathspey Place
$28–34
2457 Hwy 395
902-756-2790
[email protected]
www.mackinnonscampground.ca
May 1–Oct 15
Inverness
Inverness Beach Village
p.
$35–40
50 Inverness Beach Village Rd
902-258-2653
[email protected]
www.macleods.com/beachvillage.html
Jun 15–Oct 18
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Port Hastings
Port Hastings Historical Society
Museum and Archives
Harbourview
Chestico Museum & Historical Society
Campgrounds
Dunvegan
MacLeod’s Beach Campsite
This category includes national parks, historic
sites, museums, and other attractions. See also
listings under Galleries, Shops, Artists and Artisans; Outdoors; and Trails. For a key to symbols
and codes, see page 2.
24 Hwy 19
902-625-1295
[email protected]
www.porthastingsmuseum.ca
Admission: $ • Jun 15–Oct 15 •W
End of Inverness Area
East Lake Ainslie
MacKinnon’s Campground
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Attractions
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$35–40
1485 Broad Cove Marsh Rd
902-258-2433
www.macleods.com/campsite.html
Jun 10–Oct 5
11156 Hwy 19
902-945-5300
[email protected]
www.strathspeyplace.com
Admission: $ • Year-round •W
Glenville
Glenora Distillery
13727 Hwy 19
902-258-2662, 800-839-0491
[email protected]
www.glenoradistillery.com/distillery.htm
Admission: $ • May 8–Oct 24 •;
See ad p. 154.
East Lake Ainslie
MacDonald House Museum
3458 Hwy 395
902-258-3317
[email protected]
www.seasidehighspeed.com/~p.maclean
Admission: $ • Jun 30–Aug 31 •;
Inverness
Inverness Miners’ Museum
62 Lower Railway St
902-258-3822
www.inverness-ns.ca/inverness-minersmuseum.html
Jun 15–Sep 30 •W
Inverness Raceway
112 Forest St
902-258-3315
[email protected]
Year-round •W
GAlleries, shops,
Artists & Artisans
These listings identify some of the artisans in
the region and some galleries and shops whose
products are primarily made in Nova Scotia. The
“Open Studio” designation identifies artisans
who open their personal studios to the public
so you can watch them work.
Port Hastings
Artisans Collective
24 Hwy 19
902-625-1295
[email protected]
Media: Fibre, wood • Jun 15–Oct 15 •W
Mabou
Mabou Village Gallery
11511 Main St
902-945-2060
[email protected]
Media: Paintings & prints, photography
Jun 20–Oct 20 •;
Mabou Harbour
Ann Schroeder Studio – Fine Art Quilts
1422 Mabou Harbour Rd
902-945-2744
[email protected]
www.annschroederstudio.com
Open Studio Artisan • Media: Fibre
Year-round •;
East Lake Ainslie
Nature Lost and Found
2984 Hwy 395
902-623-2478
[email protected]
www.naturelostandfound.weebly.com
Media: Multiple media • May 1–Nov 30 •W
Inverness
Doug Fraser Art Gallery
and Sculpture Garden
178 Loch Ban Rd
902-258-2455
[email protected]
www.dougfraserart.com
Open Studio Artisan
Media: Paintings & prints • Year-round •;
Inverness County Centre for the Arts
16080 Hwy 19
902-258-2533
[email protected]
www.invernessarts.ca
Media: Multiple media • May 15–Oct 24 •W
Tears of Glass
25 Beach No 1 Rd
902-258-2928
[email protected]
www.tearsofglass.ca
Media: Glass • Year-round
Restaurants
For more extensive information, pick up a copy
of the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia’s
Dine Nova Scotia or Taste of Nova Scotia’s
Culinary Adventure Guide. Also visit edining.ca
and tasteofnovascotia.com. See page 2 for a key
to the symbols and codes.
Judique
Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Pub
5471 Hwy 19
902-787-2708
[email protected]
www.celticmusiccentre.com
Type: Informal, pub
Specialty: Sandwiches, seafood
Licensed • Jun 20–Oct 16 •NW
Mabou
Red Shoe Pub
11533 Hwy 19
902-945-2996
[email protected]
www.redshoepub.com
Type: Lounge, pub
Specialty: Sandwiches, seafood
Licensed • May 29–Oct 19 •NW
Glenville
Glenora Inn Dining Room and Pub
13727 Hwy 19
902-258-2662, 800-839-0491
[email protected]
www.glenoradistillery.com
Type: Gourmet, informal
Specialty: Canadian, seafood
Licensed • May 14–Oct 24 •NW
Inverness
Cabot Bar
8 Cabot Lane
902-258-4653, 855-652-2268
[email protected]
www.cabotlinks.com/dining
Type: Informal, pub
Specialty: Canadian, seafood
Licensed • May 6–Oct 27 •NW
Cabot Public House
10 Beach No 2 Rd
902-258-3933, 855-652-2268
[email protected]
www.cabotlinks.com/dining
Specialty: Canadian, pizza/burgers
Licensed • Year-round •NW
outdoors
These listings identify some of the outdoor activ­
ities available in the province. Many activities
are seasonal and/or weather-dependent; please
confirm open dates when making plans and
always keep safety in mind.
Port Hood
Port Hood Beach
40 Court St
www.nsls.ns.ca/port-hood-beach
Category: Supervised Beaches
Jul 1–Aug 25
Port Hood Beach Provincial Park v
8657 Hwy 19
www.novascotiaparks.ca
Category: Parks • May 20–Oct 10 •W
Mabou
Mabou Provincial Park v
11925 Hwy 19
www.novascotiaparks.ca
Category: Parks • May 20–Oct 10
West Mabou Beach Provincial Park v
1757 Little Mabou Rd
www.novascotiaparks.ca
Category: Parks • May 20–Oct 10
East Lake Ainslie
Trout Brook Provincial Park v
2535 Hwy 395
www.novascotiaparks.ca
Category: Parks • May 20–Oct 10
Inverness
Cabot Links Resort – Cabot Links and
Cabot Cliffs Golf Courses
8 Cabot Lane
902-258-4653, 855-652-2268
[email protected]
www.cabotlinks.com
Category: Golf Courses • May 6–Nov 1 •W
Eagle Eye Outfitters
15860 Central Ave
902-258-5893
[email protected]
www.eagleeyeoutfitters.ca
Category: Equipment RentalsYK}f
May 15–Oct 15
Inverness Beach
158 Beach No 1 Rd
www.nsls.ns.ca/inverness-beach
Category: Supervised Beaches • Jul 1–Aug 25
trails
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Although used primarily as walking and hiking
trails, Nova Scotia’s trails may also be used
for other activities, which are identified by the
symbols shown. Most trails are available for
use year-round, but in winter may not provide
maintenance or parking; use discretion. Trail
maps and information can also be found at
trails.gov.ns.ca and novatrails.com.
Port Hastings
Celtic Shores Coastal Trail
92 km
Troy
Ceilidh Coastal Trail 22 km
Port Hastings to Inverness
[email protected]
www.celticshores.ca
Trail Uses: YK>LSsy
Year-round •W
(part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
Port Hastings to Long Point, 71 Hwy 104
Trail Uses: YK>LSsy
Year-round
Judique
Judique Flyer Trail
19 km
(part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
Long Point to Little Judique Harbour,
5930 Hwy 19
Trail Uses: K>LSsy
Year-round •W
Port Hood
Chestico Trail
17 km
(part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
Little Judique Harbour to Mabou River,
8667 Hwy 19
Trail Uses: YK>LSsy
Year-round •W
Mabou
Mabou Rivers Trail
19.5 km
(part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
Mabou River to Blackstone, 11040 Hwy 19
Trail Uses: YK>LSsy
Year-round •W
Inverness
Celtic Shores Coastal Trail
92 km
Inverness Shean Trail
16 km
Inverness to Port Hastings
[email protected]
www.celticshores.ca
Trail Uses: YK>LSsy
Year-round •W
(part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
Blackstone to Inverness, Beach No 1 Rd
Trail Uses: YK>LSsy
Year-round •W
Restaurants / Outdoors / Trails
19 MacIsaac St
902-258-2312
[email protected]bellaliant.net
Media: Paintings & prints
Jul 15–Oct 15 • ;
Ceilidh Trail
Virginia McCoy
Panorama
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8 Cabot Lane
902-258-3937, 855-652-2268
[email protected]
www.cabotlinks.com/dining
Type: Fine dining, gourmet
Specialty: Canadian, seafood
Licensed • May 6–Oct 27 •N;
Celtic Shores Coastal Trail
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E: [email protected]
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Ceilidh Trail
Marketplace
Celtic Shores Coastal Trail