Adventure-based photographer and videographer. Sunriser.

Worth stopping

I've driven around Lake Superior a number of times and I still think Old Woman Bay is worth a stop. It's right off the highway, small parking lot and then the beach. Good for a morning walk, lunch break, sunset view. Say hi to the lake.

Rugged headland cliff above the coastline of Cape Breton

Relatively easy, well-worn hiking trail. Part boardwalk. Watch for wildlife above, around and below you. Geat hike for families looking to stretch their legs, burn some kids' energy and get a good feel for the beauty in Cape Breton Highlands. If you're headed southwest from the Skyline Trail, stop in Chéticamp for some freshly caught seafood or a view of the sunset on the harbour.

Long but worth the challenge

Definitely a long hike to do in a single day. I'm pretty fit (bicycled across Canada to get to Vancouver Island) but hadn't done any alpine hikes in about a year; it took me 12.5 hours and I couldn't walk right for a few days afterwards. Don't let that dissuade you, though, just be prepared for a push if you're going to try to summit in a single day, or do some training beforehand. Keep your eyes out for the trail after the first couple waterfalls—it's marked with flagging tape and cairns that are sometimes hard to follow. Beautiful view of Elkhorn and the surrounding mountain range. Highly recommend this hike as (in my opinion) one of the best on Vancouver Island!