Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada


Jigging Cove

Locator map - Jigging Cove
Hiking Snowshoeing

Birders and other nature lovers simply enjoy the varied wildlife on this short relaxing trail, following the shoreline of a small man-made lake before connecting with Coastal Trail. The trail name comes from a neighbouring cove, where fishermen used to jig for cod.

Length: 5 km (3.1 mi) return
Elevation: 0 - 65 m (0 - 215 ft)
Time: 2 - 3 hours
Significant Features: Acadian forest, lake
Level trail. Rugged with wet sections. Ends at a boulder beach.

Trailhead: Parking lot on the Cabot Trail
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.787754 Long: -60.346626

Map - Jigging Cove
Map - Jigging Cove 
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