Middle Head Trail, Ingonish

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Experience the salty spray of the sea as you trek across Middle Head Trail, which loops around Cape Breton Highlands National Park. As you traverse 3.8 km (2.4 mi) of generally flat trail with some patches of rugged terrain, you'll take in views of the ocean from atop seaside cliffs that face the Atlantic. Be sure to bring plenty of water and watch weather conditions, which can change rapidly. Arrange your visit to Middle Head Trail and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ingonish using our Ingonish holiday builder website .
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  • Had to check it out after breakfast, before leaving Lodge and glad we did. Some stretches a little challenging but worth it once we got to the end of the peninsula--great views!  more »
  • Pretty easy trail with great views. We saw golden eagles soaring. It was beautiful with fall leaves beginning to change.  more »
  • This was a beautiful, easy & quick hike. The trail is well maintained- just watch for roots and rocks, as with any other trail in the area. We hiked the trail quickly and stopped to take in all of the...  more »

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