Best trails in Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

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Looking for a great trail near Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia? AllTrails has 5 great walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pollett’s Cove- Apsey Fault Wilderness Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Ingonish Beach ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 miles and from 32 to 180 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia
Top trails (5)
#1 - Franey Trail
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
One of the more popular trails on the East Side of the Cabot Trail, Franey offers a great view point down a valley and over Ignomish and Middle Head. One can hike up and back the trail or make a loop by taking a Forest Road back down. The trail is well maintained but is steep in some locations, but steps are usually provided. The Forest Road takes you by a lake and offers potential for wildlife viewing.Show more
#2 - Middle Head Trail
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Interpretive loop that follows along a narrow peninsula and offers great coastal scenery. There are a number of scenic lookouts and areas to explore. The trail is mostly level with some rocky sections. For up to date information on this trail, please see the park site here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking/middleheadShow more
#3 - Freshwater Lake Look-off
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
#4 - Freshwater Lake Loop
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 39 m
#5 - Beach Road Trail
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 53 m