Nova Scotia Tourism Guides - Ceilidh Trail

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The Ceilidh Trail Book

Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive along the Ceilidh Trail. Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is Gaelic for party or gathering, and if you listen closely you might hear the heart-stirring music of bagpipes and fiddles echoing through the glens of this beautiful corner of Cape Breton Island.

Around every bend, the Ceilidh Trail offers stunning vistas of rugged coastline, bays and inlets, verdant hills and rolling farmlands as it follows the shore of western Cape Breton for 107 km from the Canso Causeway to the Cabot Trail. Along the way you can explore the beautiful Mabou Highlands, hike unforgettable coastal trails, stroll along fine sand beaches and swim in the warm salt water of St. George's Bay. Linger along the breathtaking Broad Cove Road where sea cliffs rise high above the sparkling surf. Tour a distillery, explore fascinating local museums, or take a leisurely drive around lovely Lake Ainslie