Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Lone Shieling

Lone Shieling

Locator map - Lone Shieling
Hiking Exhibit

Dominated by 350 year old sugar maple trees, the Grande Anse Valley is one of the largest old growth hardwood forests in the Maritimes. One of the most protected areas of the park, access is restricted to this short trail. A replica of a Scottish crofter's hut is found at the beginning of the trail. Find out why it's here. Keep an eye out for wildlife – moose like it here too.

Length: 0.6 km (0.4 mi) loop
Elevation: 10 - 55 m (35 - 180 ft)
Time: 15 minutes
Significant Features: Old growth Acadian forest, Scottish heritage
Interpretive loop. Suitable for most skill levels.

Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail at the base of North Mountain
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 46.809804 Long: -60.733019

Map - Lone Shieling
Map - Lone Shieling
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