Things to see and do in Cape Breton

July 8, 2009

Although, today people are flocking to Cape Breton Island to enjoy the richness of the culture and scenery the Island still maintains its uniqueness.

On the beautiful Island where Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore are very much alive and well there is something for everyone; Breath taking pristine coastal wilderness, the wild and powerful beauty of the Atlantic Ocean,the magnificent mountains, unusually talented artists in abundance, amazing history, and the warm gently people themselves!

For centuries, the Scots along with the French settlers nurtured their heritage and culture in isolation while the old art of fiddle playing was somewhat lost in Scotland. Realizing this Scotland asked Cape Breton’s very own Buddy MacMaster to give a refresher course in the way our forefathers played. It was interesting to watch the very professional, straight backed musicians give way to a relaxed rhythm moving through them from the top of their heads to the bottom of their feet.

A Cape Breton fiddler feels the music. It surges through their very being. The music is complete.. It is a combination of body, soul, spirit and talent.. Without one there is not the other.

The Cabot Trail: 185 miles of scenic ocean highway you will never forget.
The Highland Links for Golf enthusiasts is said to be one of the best courses in the world.
Wonder through centuries old Acadian villages and historical Fort Louisburg.
Enjoy the bagpipers and fiddlers celebrating Gaelic culture along the Ceilidh Trail.
Join in the old time dances
Sit outside amidst the natural beauty and enjoy a Celtic music festival.
Descent to a coal mine stretching under the ocean floor on the Marconi Trail
Tour North America’s only Single Malt Whisky Distillery, Glenora Inn & Distillery
Visit the National Historic Site of Alexander Graham Bell at Baddeck where the Cabot Trail touches the
Bras d’Or Lakes.
Visit the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts at St. Ann’s
Boat off Cape Breton’s rugged coastline and watch the Wales
At Baddeck Lobster Suppers – Eat fresh lobster in the shell
Swim in the Atlantic Ocean at Inverness beach, and on the other side of the Island
near St. Peters, swim at the beautiful Point Michaud beach. T
he beach at Kennington Cove is one of Cape Breton’s hidden treasures.
Broad Cove Concert
“Celtic Colors” Something you should not miss.
Square dances all over the Island..ask any local to find out where the closest one is.

And on, And on. And on..


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