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Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Green Cove

Green Cove

Locator map - Green Cove
Hiking Look-off Exhibit

This mere "leg stretcher" is quite fascinating. From this rocky granite headland jutting out into the sea, you can watch the ocean crash against the rocks or catch a glimpse of whales offshore as fishermen tend to their lobster traps – daring to come so close to the rocks. Notice the twisted stunted trees – known as "krummholz" – and the leathery leaves of the bayberry. Plants here have adapted to this windy, salt-sprayed coastal environment.

Length: 0.2 km (0.1 mi) return
Elevation: 10 m (35 ft)
Time: 10 minutes
Significant Features: Atlantic coastline, geology
Caution: Keep away from cliffs during high wind and waves.

Trailhead: Parking lot on the Cabot Trail
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.750779 Long: -60.324785

Map - Green Cove
Map - Green Cove 
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