Louisbourg Lighthouse Coastal Trail
Located: An hour and 21 minutes from the Silver Dart Lodge.
Situated across the harbour from Fortress Louisbourg, a reconstructed 18th century fortress, this trail is perfect for hikers who also want to take a stroll through history. The first lighthouse in Canada was built here in 1734 and stonework ruins remain after the damaging Final Siege of Louisbourg in 1758. Interpretive panels lead you through a short looped trail, identifying the geology, nature and historical significance of the area. Benches have been placed throughout the trail, so you can relax and enjoy the crashing waves, unsurpassed vistas, and rugged coastline. If you are up for a further trek and brought sturdy footwear, beyond this loop is a rugged trail that will bring your hike to about five kilometres.
Insider's Tip: Perfect for history buffs and nature lovers; visitors of all hiking skill levels.