Kennington Cove

Length Duration Difficulty Cell Service
8 km 2h 2 No

This hike is around Kennington Cove through an extensive protected area and National Historic Site, enclosing the largest untouched 18th century battlefield in North America. The cove is named after the warship HMS Kennington, which took part in the final capture of the fortress in 1758.

This is a hike profiled by Michael Haynes in hiking trails of Cape Breton book. For the most part you follow the coastline until you hit the bridge at Soapstone Brook, turn left and this trail takes you out to the road you drove in on to crate a loop back to your vehicle.


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Trail Head



Head to Louisbourg and watch for the sign that says Kennington Cove. Follow the dirt road in. This road is seasonal.

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