Le Chemin du Buttereau
Retrace the steps of the Acadian pioneers who travelled this cart path from Le Buttereau, a small settlement of seven families, to Chéticamp. The open fields and bits of foundations are visible reminders of those hardy settlers. This trail offers glimpses of the Chéticamp River, old pastures, small mammals and birds.
Length: 4.6 km (2.9 mi) return
Elevation: 25 - 65 m (80 - 215 ft)
Time: 1.5 hours
Significant Features: Acadian forest, history, river floodplain
Short climbs. Suitable for most skill levels.
Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail near the turn-off for the Chéticamp Campground
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.655560 Long: -60.948357
Map - Le Chemin du Buttereau © Parks Canada