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Freshwater Lake Trail

Located In Ingonish Beach
Where To Find Us
90 Beach Rd
Ingonish Beach, NS B0C 1L0
Areas Served Victoria County
Phone 902-285-2270- Cheticamp Office 
902-285-2691- Ingonish Office
Description & Services
Information Starting next to the ocean, this short, level trail follows the shoreline of a small lake that was once an ocean bay. A side trail (1.6 km return) follows the cobble barrier beach which separates the lake from the Atlantic Ocean.  
Hear the unique song of the loon, or catch a glimpse of one from the viewing deck. Complete your stroll with a dip in the ocean or in the Freshwater Lake. Bicycles are permitted on this trail but pedestrians have the right of way. 
Length: 1.7 km (1.1 mi) 
Elevation: 0 - 15 m (0 - 50 ft)  
Time: 30 - 40 minutes 
Significant Features: Atlantic coastline, lake, beaver pond 
Level, wheelchair-accessible trail. Suitable for families with young children.
Special Information
Tags All Things Trails ; Cape Breton Connect ; Hiking ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Trails
Categories - General Hiking Trails ; National Parks