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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  • The trail was full of amazing views and ocean breezes. I circled back using the trail on the north shore, which didn't offer as much visibility of the water, but because of this there was not as many ...  more »
  • This was a nice afternoon trail. A bit longer than we thought. There are some nice views half way and at the end. Most of the trail was in the woods. We would have liked more views towards the water a...  more »
  • My husband and I heard about Middle Head Trail from the owner of the Woodsmiths Studio (visit there, too!) and would not have known about it otherwise, so it was a last minute addition to our trip aro...  more »
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