The Margaree Trail
The Margaree Trail is a name being used to describe and help promote the Margaree River Valley , a rare tourism and lifestyle "experience" location on Cape Breton Island.
There are 12-15 villages in "Margaree", Several villages have " Margaree" in the name, such as Margaree Harbour , Margaree Forks,South West Margareeand North East Margaree. BUT there is no one village that is just called "Margaree". The valley follows two main rivers, the Margaree River (designated as a Canadian Heritage River ) and the South West Margaree River, and then dozens of feeder streams and brooks.
There is also the lakes- Lake O'law on the Cabot Trail and Lake Ainslie on Rte.395.
Then we have miles of coastline and FOUR beaches along the "ocean" , the Gulf of St. Lawrence. There are 12-15 villages all tied to the water, all with deep histories of English, Irish, Scotch, and French ,and maybe even the Vikings .
No matter where you stay along the Margaree Trail, you are on a lake , on a river or on the ocean, which then means you'll face West for the sunsets on the horizon . Not too often do you get the chance to see the sun set into the water like this when travelling in the four Atlantic provinces .