Meat Cove Mountain, Cape Breton

Meat Cove Mountain, Cape Breton

We finally got to hike Meat Cove Mountain! If you’ve ever ventured to Meat Cove you know that it’s a bit of a trek off the beaten path…but it’s got these incredible ocean views. The road itself reminds me of the fjord roads in Iceland: narrow, bumpy, and hugging the coastline. However, if you haven’t been to Meat Cove you must get there!! The water honestly looks out of this world and the quaint little area is super friendly. And, if you’re into chasing seafood chowder, you must make this one of your culinary stops.

Our trip this time took us up Meat Cove Mountain. Drive to Meat Cove and then park before the bridge (across from the Meat Cove Welcome Centre). The trail isn’t crazy long, but it’s STEEP! So if you complain about your calves burning or being wayyyy out of breath, you’ve been warned. Haha. But honestly, it’s not that bad and when you make it to the top you’ll be well rewarded. The views from the peak of the mountain are outstanding. You’ll get this amazing 360 degree view of the area.

When we finished our hike we hightailed it to the beach to catch some summer rays and take a dip in the water. After we had our fill of the sun and sand we rewarded ourselves with beer and seafood chowder from the Oceanside Chowder Hut. It was a hot summer’s day after-all and we needed food and refreshments! Don’t forget to spend a night or two here at the Meat Cove Campground, which overlooks the ocean, and if you’re brave enough you can camp at the cliff’s edge!

Cycling the 'Salmon Pools Trail' - Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cycling the 'Salmon Pools Trail' - Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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

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