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Lone Shieling

| Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-2306
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Short hike, historic

If you are travelling the Cabot Trail near Pleasant Bay be sure to visit the Lone Shieling site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lady-Harley1
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Easy 'hike'

A well-groomed loop trail with 2 stream crossovers takes about 15 minutes. Not sure of the purpose... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
fflbrgst
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| Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are travelling the Cabot Trail near Pleasant Bay be sure to visit the Lone Shieling site. It includes a lovely trail around a bubbling stream. The trail is short so its good for kids... let them walk! Its worth the stop!

Thank Lady-Harley1
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

A well-groomed loop trail with 2 stream crossovers takes about 15 minutes. Not sure of the purpose of the 'hut', could be used for backpackers overnight. Signs warn about use of this area of the park - restricted access area.

Thank fflbrgst
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

the mud hut as i call it was interesting along with the tall trees it was a little cool that day to take in the little trail along the river but was so worth it small trail but quite nice to do

Thank Blair M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I remember first visiting this on a school trip . It is still standing and and a wonderful part of Cape Breton history.

Thank easterntreker
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Many Scottish were expelled from the Isle of Skye. They left their country and ended up in Cape Breton. Donald S. Macintosh gave 100 acres for a park in 1934. He owned 4000 acres of the hardwood forest. The biggest one in the Maritimes. We...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This is a short trail featuring a replica of a Scottish croft. The woods are beautiful to walk through and there's a river that parallels a stretch of the trail. A nice walk to include as part of your visit to Cape Breton Highlands National...More

Thank wloo_andrew
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the many trails in the park - but one of the shorted ones taking about 15 minutes to walk. There are some recreated buildings to represent what the Scott's would have build way back when. There is also information on the...More

Thank Ryan K
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

takes roughly 10-15 minutes to hike to the Lone Shieling but it's pretty cool and not something I'd ever seen before!

Thank cb_gurl110
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little hike to a critters cottage. There is a little plaque commemorating the early settlers. There are some beautiful 350 year old sugar maple trees around. There is a little brook that you cross along the hike. There is plenty of...More

Thank Arch L
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Not too much to do here, aside from looking in the shieling and perhaps walking through the woods a bit. We purposely stopped here on a day when a bagpiper was going to be playing, which was a nice little post-hike treat. Interesting to stop...More

Thank R_OConnor14
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