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Discover the Celtic Side of the Great Trail

Welcome to Celtic Shores Coastal Trail! We have been waiting for you! The 92-km Celtic Shores Coastal Trail stretches from Port Hastings to Inverness on the west coast of beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Explore the best of Canada’s seacoast as you journey along the trail where awe-inspiring natural beauty is matched by the vibrant celtic culture of our region. This exceptional trail system meanders along the coast providing first-class trail experiences for bikers, hikers, runners, quadders, skiers, snowmobilers and  horse-back riders.

Along the way you will find active fishing harbours, warm-water beaches in Port Hood, West Mabou and Inverness.  Highlights include the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique,   Glenora Distillery in Glenville,  Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs Golf Courses in Inverness, and the not-to-be-missed Red Shoe Pub in Mabou. All of this is complemented with a host of accommodations, restaurants, places to shop and some of the best live Celtic music – hands down. Plan your visit from a multi-day cycling or trekking itinerary to a short 1-2 hour introductory visit.

A Celtic Shores Coastal Trail Testimonial

“It will stand out as one of the best experiences of my summer of 2012, and a perfect opportunity to experience the diversity and beauty of Cape Breton Island. It is one of my top cycling experiences ever; a very memorable day.” Steve Allan, Chair, Canadian Tourism Commission.