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Le Chemin du Buttereau

Located In Pleasant Bay
Where To Find Us
Pleasant Bay, NS B0E 2P0
Areas Served Inverness County
Phone 902-224-2306
Description & Services
Information Retrace the steps of the Acadian pioneers who travelled this cart path from Le Buttereau, a small settlement of seven families, to Chéticamp. The open fields and bits of foundations are visible reminders of those hardy settlers. This trail offers glimpses of the Chéticamp River, old pastures, small mammals and birds. 
Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail at the turn off for the Chéticamp Campground.  
Significant Feature: Acadian forest, history, river flood plain 
Length: 4.6 km (2.9 mi) return. 
Hiking Time: 1.5 hours 
Elevation: 25 -65 m (80 - 215 ft.) 
Suitable for most skill levels. Short climbs.
Special Information
Tags All Things Trails ; Cape Breton Connect ; Hiking ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Trails
Categories - General Hiking Trails ; National Parks