The self-guiding trail explores mixed Acadian forest, old fields and foundation ruins on a "buttereau" (small hill) overlooking the Chéticamp River and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Wildflowers, trees and shrubs have invaded these pastures that were once tilled by the Acadian pioneers, making an ideal spot for birds and small mammals. Plaques commemorate former Acadian homesteads.
Length: 1.6 km (1 mi) loop
Elevation: 10 - 55 m (35 - 180 ft)
Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Significant Features: Acadian history, ocean view
Interpretive loop. Short climbs. Suitable for most skill levels.
Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail across from the Grande Falaise picnic area
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.676389 Long: -60.957946
Map - Le Buttereau © Parks Canada