Date: Sunday, January 1 2023 to Sunday, December 31 2023
The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is a 92 km (57 mi) multi-use trail, along former rail bed, stretching from Port Hastings to Inverness on the west coast of Cape Breton Island. Its also part of the Trans Canada Trail and the International Appalachian Trail.
Great for off-road cycling or long-distance trekking, the easy, flat trail meanders along the coastline, through picturesque wilderness, connecting several communities and attractions that showcase the area’s vibrant Celtic culture. Along the way, you’ll discover active fishing harbours, warm-water beaches, world-renowned golfing, and some of the best live Celtic music on the island!
Community kiosks and interpretive panels along the trail provide a glimpse into the local history, environment and culture.
The Trailway is part of the Blue Route provincial cycling network.
Trailheads: There are over thirty trailheads and access points. For location and GPS coordinates visit the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail website.
Surface: Most of the trail is smooth and hard-packed. (Upgrading yearly)
Cycling Speed: 20 km/hr (12 miles/hr)
The trail grade is almost flat with very few slight inclines. Hybrid or mountain bikes are best suited for this trail. Other uses include hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ATVing, equestrian, geocaching.
Some Highlights Along the Trail:
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