The Troy Station Trailhead Kiosk and parking area is newly constructed and has ample parking space available It is located beside the water of the Strait of Canso, has picnic tables and information panels. The trail is flat, wide and well maintained. Appropriately named, this trail offers breathtaking scenes of the ocean and an opportunity to watch fishermen take in nets early in the morning. You also have many opportunities to take pictures of eagles and herons and other wildlife.
Creignish Community Hall. In Creignish, you will see many modern new homes all along the trail as well as having an opportunity to see the unique built heritage of the highland Scots. The best known stone house on Cape Breton Island which was built in the early 1800’s and Stella Maris Catholic Church built in 1899 are visible from the Trail at the base of Creignish Mountain which is part of the Appalachian range.
The famous stone house and church overlook St. George’sBay which offers picture perfect sunsets, a fishing ground and a waterway for commercial and pleasure craft. On the mainland side of Nova Scotia you see Cape Jack to the left and to the right is Cape George. You may glimpse a tugboat moving a load of gravel from the quarry in Auld’s Cove or a ship heading to the pulp and paper mill at Point Tupper which has been the main employer for area residents since 1962.
While you may enjoy the peace and quiet of our natural beauty, keep your eyes and ears tuned. You maycatch a glimpse of a rabbit, a hawk or an eagle. The coyotes, fox, deer and occasional bear and moosewill most likely keep their distance.