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Salt Mountain Trail - Hiking

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Why choose a trail at Salt Mountain Trail?

The Salt Mountain Trail is a moderate hike located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia. The trailhead is located near the visitor center in Ingonish. The hike is 8 km (5 miles) round trip and takes about 3-4 hours to complete. The trail climbs steadily to the summit of Salt Mountain, passing through a variety of ecosystems including boreal forest, tundra, and alpine meadows. There are several excellent viewpoints along the way, and the summit offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and coastline. The return trip is mostly downhill, making for an easy and enjoyable hike.

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What are the coordinates and address of Salt Mountain Trail?

Salt Mountain Trail
89 Provincial Park Rd, Whycocomagh, NS B0E 3M0, Canada

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The Salt Mountain Trail is located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The park is located in the northeastern part of Nova Scotia.

Why visit Salt Mountain Trail

The Salt Mountain Trail is a great place to visit in Nova Scotia because it offers beautiful views of the surrounding area, and it is a great place for hiking and nature walks. The trail is also very well maintained, which makes it a safe and enjoyable place to visit.

Is Salt Mountain Trail in Nova Scotia a good place for the whole family?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question since it depends on the family's individual interests and abilities. Some families might find the Salt Mountain Trail a great place for hiking and enjoying nature, while others might find it too difficult or not interesting enough.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Salt Mountain Trail in Nova Scotia are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - The Salt Mountain Trail is a great place for a hike, with beautiful views of the surrounding area.

2. Fishing - There are plenty of opportunities for fishing near the trail, including in the nearby lakes and rivers.

3. Swimming - There are several swimming holes along the trail, perfect for a refreshing dip on a hot day.

4. Camping - There are several campsites near the trail, perfect for an overnight stay.

5. Wildlife Viewing - The trail is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, bears, and moose, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled while you hike!

Where to eat?

1. The Wooden Spoon in Mahone Bay

2. The Anchor Inn in Lunenburg

3. The Gables in Liverpool

4. The Old Fish Factory in Lunenburg

5. The Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove

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