Hiking in Whycocomagh, Cape Breton - with a side of seafood chowder!

Hiking in Whycocomagh, Cape Breton - with a side of seafood chowder!

What a perfect day for an outing to Whycocomagh, Cape Breton. Seafood chowder, hiking and plants for our growing garden!!

Our first stop was Charlene’s Bayside Restaurant for her famous seafood chowder. If you love chowder you NEED to eat here!! It’s a cute little cafe connected to the Bayside plant nursery and the food is simply AMAZING!!! Seriously, a huge, heaping bowl of chowder full of seafood - topped with a lobster claw! Hands down the best I’ve ever had. Sorry mom! ;)

From there we headed to the hiking trail - it’s part of the Whycocomagh Provincial Park. We didn’t go a for a super long hike that day; instead we opted for a short hike with a good, quick climb with views over Whycocomagh and the waters beyond. I mean, we were stuffed with seafood chowder and weren’t feeling like a crazy 20km hike that day! But we really lucked out with the weather - we hiked the trail before it got too humid (like it’s been lately). Plus, there was a nice cool breeze which complimented the sunshine perfectly.

I have always loved this trail. It’s short and sweet and full of lush undergrowth in the summer months; we find that it’s a great hike for any day of the year.

When we headed out of the park we grabbed some plants from the Bayside Nursery in Whycocomagh - don't forget to grab another bowlful of chowder and some dessert too from Charlene's (located next door)! 

P.S. no photos of the chowder - we want you to see it in person yourself!

Mabou Farmers' Market

Mabou Farmers' Market

Breton Brewing Co.

Breton Brewing Co.