Eastern Nova Scotia is home to a delightful variety of scenic vistas, natural wonders, pleasant parks, and walking trails. Antigonish County is no exception and we invite you to stay and experience the great outdoors!
Cape George Point Lighthouse & Day Park
Located on the lighthouse road in Cape George. From the picnic area you can enjoy a short walk to the lighthouse and, if it is a clear day, catch a view of Cape Breton Island. The lighthouse is still functioning and guides ships along the shore. This is a beautiful area to enjoy a picnic sheltered under the covered picnic tables. Washroom facilities are provided. If you feel more adventurous you can do some hiking along the Cape George Hiking Trails. There are maps displayed at the park to help you decide on your direction and help to aid in your navigating the trails.
A marina for fishing boats and for recreational boaters. In addition, you will find aTuna Interpretive Center located at the wharf that features displays of the local Blue Fin Tuna fishery. Take-out food, beach and washroom facilities are available.
Cape George Hiking Trails
A series of connected loops, varying in length and difficulty (totaling 33 km/20 mi), from the coast through meadows and old-growth forests to cliffs affording spectacular views of the bay. 3 serviced trail heads: Cape George Heritage School, Cape George Point Lighthouse, Ballantyne’s Cove Tuna Interpretive Centre.
Open May 1–Nov 30
Sunset Vista Day Park
Located in Livingstone’s Cove on the wharf road. The Park provides covered picnic tables, washrooms, change room and ample parking. Take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets. There are benches to sit and take in the beauty of the coastline. Interpretive information about Livingstone Cove is provided for you to get acquainted with the area. During the fishing season, see the lobster fishermen come in with their catch at the wharf.