What is there to do? 'Things to Do'

How far is it from ____________ (by car)?
Halifax to Margaree: 4 hours, 385 km.
Halifax to Sydney: 5 hours, 423 km.
Halifax to the Causeway: 2.5 hours, 270 km.
Sydney to Margaree: 1.5 hours, 110 km.
Baddeck to Margaree: 40 minutes, 50 km.
Causeway to Margaree via the Ceilidh Trail: 1.75 hours, 115 km.
Margaree to Causeway via 395 and Hwy 105: 1.25 hours, 100 km.
Margaree to Cheticamp/ National Park: 30-45 minutes, 35 km.
Margaree to Cape North: 2 hours, 130 km.

See also 'Getting Here'

How long does it take to go around the Trail?
It depends on how you like to explore. If you were to drive without stopping at all, it would take approximately 6 hours. However, there are lots of things to see and do along the way; you can certainly see most of it in a day, but it can also be broken up into two days, so that you can 'smell the roses' and enjoy the things 'off Trail'. The Trail is fabulous, but Cape Breton is so much more than the Trail alone.

What is there to do in the evening? Entertainment?
There are evening events which can be found in the local paper (The Inverness Oran) or which can be found in the summer calendar of events, distributed throughout Cape Breton. If you want to dance up a storm, head to the Hall in Southwest Margaree. There is music and square dancing at the Southwest Margaree Hall on Friday nights, from June to September. Every October there's the Celtic Colours International Music Festival, which happens in venues all over the island. There is a concert and square dance each week at The Barn, on the grounds of The Normaway Inn. At the coast, there is live music Saturday evening at the Island Sunset resort (Steak & Ale night is Tuesdays in July & August). There are also other events and music within easy driving distances.

Where are the beaches? There are four large beaches. Three are suitable for swimming: Margaree Harbour, Whale Cove and Chimney Corner. Belle Cote beach is more suitable for rockhounding and long walks. See also The Beaches of Margaree.

Special Events?
Belle Cote Days: July 27-30
Margaree Summer Festival: First weekend August
Broad Cove Concert: Sunday, July 30
Barn Ceilidh, Normaway Inn: Fridays in June, Sept., Oct.; Wednesdays in July & August

Margaree Tourist Bureau? Next to the Library at the Drs. Coady Tompkins Building, Margaree Forks. Open Mid-June to Mid-October. Phone: (902) 248-2803, Email: margareetourism@hotmail.com

Nova Scotia Tourism


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