FAQs

Can I get fresh lobster and other seafood?

IMG_2686Select restaurants carry fresh local seafood and lobster.  Local fishermen will sell fresh lobster, crab, and fish in season. You never know – they may even prepare and cook it for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Can I find “Celtic Music & Dance” daily?

You betcha!

Celtic music 3The Celtic Music Centre in Judique, the Glenora Distillery, and the Cabot Links offer daily local Celtic entertainment.  Many community halls such as Glencoe Mills and West Mabou as well as local pubs offer weekly live local Celtic music and dance. Ceilidhs (pronounced Kay-Lee), or Cape Breton kitchen parties, are common and often a spontaneous after party to an earlier nearby gathering.

 

 

How far are the communities from the trail?

All communities are situated almost adjacent to the trail. As the trail follows a former century old railway, community settlements, by design, were close to the railway in its day.

Are boat cruises available?

IMG_3676Boat charters are presently available at Judique, Mabou  and Inverness:

GILLIS LOBSTER BOAT TOURS, Port Hood:

Website: http://www.gltc.ca

Call: 1-844-610-2669
Or email: info@gltc.ca

RANKIN CEILIDH BOAT TOURS, Mabou:

FOR RESERVATIONS
Tel: (902)258-5651
Email: rankintours@gmail.com

 

EAGLE EYE OUTFITTERS, Inverness: 

www.eagleeyeoutfitters.ca/contact-us

Tel: (902)258-5893

15860 Central Avenue
Inverness, Nova Scotia
B0E 1N0

 

 

Are there bicycle rental & service shops?

Presently just one location:

Eagle Eye Outfitters in Inverness

www.eagleeyeoutfitters.ca

Tel: (902)258-5893

15860 Central Avenue
Inverness, Nova Scotia
B0E 1N0

 

Can I camp along the trail?

No, however there are several campgrounds located in communities along the trail.  See the Accommodations section of this website.

 

Is there adequate way-finding signage?

Yes.  New informative way-finding signage is being installed for the summer of 2013. It will compliment signage, trail-markers, and trail civic address signage already well positioned all along the trail.  As well, each community kiosk trail-head features an abundance of local and historical information.

How long does it take to do the trail?

A cyclist should allow a minimum of at least two day to enjoy the trail and the local communities.  Hikers would ideally want to allow 3-4 days to properly indulge in all that this coastal trail and region has to offer.