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Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge

Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge

Locator map - Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge
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Exhibit

Follow the route of the old Cabot Trail from Trout Brook as it gently climbs to a ridge midway up Jerome Mountain, offering views of the Atlantic along the entire length of this trail. Traces of Acadian history abound, with the remains of an old school, foundations of the former residents' houses, and the old wharf at La Bloc visible at various points on the journey. Your efforts will be rewarded at the final look-off featuring spectacular views of Presqu'île and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. An exhibit at the look-off provides further information on the families who used to live here.

Length: 9 km (5.6 mi) return
Elevation: 40 - 110 m (130 - 360 ft)
Time: 2-3 hours
Significant Features: Acadian history, ocean view
Long, gentle climb. Suitable for most skill levels.

Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail across from the Trout Brook picnic area
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.714762 Long: -60.933245

Map - Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge
Map - Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge
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