Short but steep, or, steep but short! A picturesque vista unfolds before you: Ingonish Beach, Freshwater Lake, Middle Head and Cape Smokey. If you don't have time for a longer hike to get a view, then this trail is for you. Children enjoy it also but be careful at the top.

Length 0.3 km / 0.2 mi (return)
Locator map - Freshater Lake Look-off
Hiking Look-off
Rating Moderate  Moderate: Medium-length trails with moderate elevation gain and some short, steep sections. Suitable for most visitors.
Elevation 10 - 45 m (35 - 150 ft)
Time 10 minutes
Significant features Atlantic coastline
Short, steep climb.
Trailhead Cabot Trail, across from the Ingonish visitor centre
Lat: 46.646010 Long: -60.402759

Map: Freshwater Lake Look-off