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BIRDING SITES OF NOVA SCOTIA
 INVERNESS COUNTY
INFORMATION WEB LINKS


This web page, an aid to travel and vacation planning
within Inverness County in Nova Scotia,
supports and augments the
Birding Sites of Nova Scotia guidebook.

Page Navigation Table
Tourism Information & Orientation
Locator Maps for Birding Sites & Routes
County Updates (none as yet)
Weather & Tides
Trails
Parks & Protected Areas
Cultural Heritage Attractions
Lighthouses
Author's Inverness County Recommendations
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Inverness County, Nova Scotia
Tourism & Orientation Web Sites

Map of Inverness County
Cape Breton Island Tourism
Cabot Trail Tourism
Cabot Trail Scenic Drive
Ceilidh Scenic Drive
Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive
Town of Port Hawkesbury
Communities of Chéticamp & St-Joseph-du-Moine
Mabou Area
Margaree Valley
Whycocomagh Area
 


Inverness County, Nova Scotia
Locator Maps for Birding Sites & Routes
A) Southern Coastal Inverness County (south to north)
A1 Ceilidh Scenic Drive (Hwy 19), including:
Site A2 (see below)
Long Point Provincial Park
Indian Point Pond (Judique North)
southern junction of Hwy 19 & Shore Road (Judique North)
McKay's Pond
Gillis Pond & Allan Iains Pond  &  Aerial View
Livingstone Pond
northern junction of Hwy 19 & Shore Road (Harbourview)
Hwy 19 & junction with access road to Marble Hill Road
Port Hood Station Beach Provincial Park
Junction of Marble Hill Road & Little Mabou Road
Junction of Little Mabou Road and track to Johnny Bans Ponds
Junction of Little Mabou Road & Hwy 19 (Mabou Station)
Site A3 (see below)
Junction of Hwy 19 & Mabou Harbour Road
Junction of Mabou Harbour Road & Mountain Road
Mabou Provincial Park
Junction of Hwy 19 & Glenora Falls Road  &  Aerial View of Junction  (Mabou Highlands)
Junction of Glenora Falls Road & North Highlands Road  (Mabou Highlands)
 Junction of North Highlands Road & Broad Cove Banks Road (Mabou Highlands)
Site A4 (see below)
southern junction of Hwy 19 & Broad Cove Marsh Road
northern junction of Hwy 19 & Broad Cove Marsh Road
Junction of Hwy 19 & Route 219
Margaree Island
Junction of Route 219 & Cabot Trail
Junction of Duggan Mountain Road & Route 219
Junction of Duggan Mountain Road & road along W side of Southwest Margaree River
Southwest Margaree Provincial Park
southern junction of East Margaree Road & Cabot Trail (in Margaree Forks)
northern junction of East Margaree Road & Cabot Trail (in Belle Côte)
Aerial View of mouth of Margaree River
A2 Ceilidh Coastal Rail-Trail, including:
Side road access from Hwy 19 in Troy
Hefferman Pond
  Creignish
A3 Mabou Rail-Trail, including:
southern terminus of trail at Hwy 19 (Southwest Mabou) (Aerial View)
middle terminus of trail at Hwy 19 (Mabou Station)
northern terminus of trail and Route 252 (Glendyer Station)
A4 Strathlorne Forestry Complex
A5 Chéticamp Island, including:
Junction of Cabot Trail & Lafort Road (to the island's causeway)

Enragée Point
Aerial View of Chéticamp Island and Chéticamp Harbour
Provisional Chéticamp Area Species' List  (PDF file)
B) Cape Breton Highlands National Park -- West Side
Cape Breton Highlands N.P. Species' List  (PDF file)
(Note: a comprehensive checklist is available from the park's Nature Book Store)
Park Visitor Centre location
Park Web Site
Park Trails - West Side  (listed below on this web page)
Park Trails - East Side (Victoria County)
Aerial View of Cape Breton Highlands
C) Inland Inverness County
Provisional Margaree Valley Species' List  (PDF file)
C1 Salt Mountain Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map & Description  (Whycocomagh Provincial Park)
C2 Eagle Nest Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map & Description
C3 Port Hawkesbury Trails -- Locator MapTrails Map & Descriptions
Briefly Noted Inland Driving Routes, including:
Junction of Cabot Trail & road north to Portree
Aerial View of Lake Ainslie
Trout Brook Provincial Park (east shore Lake Ainslie)
Junction of River Denys Mountain Road & Hwy 19  (Judique)
Junction of River Denys Mountain Road & Hwy 105 (Melford)
Junction of Hwy 19 & Rear Intervale Road (Judique Intervale)
Junction of Route 395 & Reservation Road (Churchview)
Junction of N Side River Denys Road & Hwy 105 (Melford)
start of South Side River Denys Road (River Denys)
Junction of Hwy 4 & West Bay Road (Cleveland)
 
Inverness County, Nova Scotia
Weather & Tides Web Sites
WEATHER
Town of Cheticamp inland weather forecast
Village of Grand Étang inland weather forecast
Village of North East Margaree inland weather forecast
Town of Port Hawkesbury inland weather forecast
Northumberland Strait marine weather forecast (Port Hawkesbury to Inverness)
 Gulf-Magdalen marine weather forecast (Inverness to Meat Cove)
Note:  Parts of the western coast of Cape Breton Island, centred on the French speaking
communities of Chéticamp and Grand Étang, frequently experience strong southeasterly winds,
locally called  Les Suétes (derived from the French word for southeast: sud est). The Suétes occur
when a cold front propels SE winds across the Cape Breton Highlands, and as the winds descend the west
slope of the highlands, strong gusts develop, often surpassing hurricane force (150 kph).
Tide Times - Gulf of St. Lawrence / Northumberland (N to S)
Chéticamp tide time  &  locator map
Margaree Harbour tide time  &  locator map 
Broad Cove Marsh tide time  &  locator map 
 Mabou River entrance tide time  &  locator map 
Port Hood tide times  &  locator map
 Port Hastings, Strait of Canso tide times  &  locator map
 Port Hawkesbury tide times   &  locator map
 Point Tupper tide times  &  locator map
 
Inverness County, Nova Scotia
Trails Web Sites (south to north)
Port Hawkesbury Trails -- Locator MapTrails Map & Descriptions
 Salt Mountain Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map & Description  (Whycocomagh Provincial Park)
 Eagle Nest Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map & Description  (Brown's B&B, Margaree Centre)
The following trails are all in Cape Breton Highlands National Park -- west side
(east side trails are described in Victoria County)
 Trous de Saumon (Salmon Pools) Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description
l'Acadien Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map & Description
 Le Chemin de Buttereau Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description
Le Buttereau Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description
Corney Brook Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description 
Skyline Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description
Bog Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description
Benjies Lake Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description
Fishing Cove Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description
 MacIntosh Brook Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description
Lone Shieling Trail -- Locator Map
Aspy Trail -- Locator MapTrail Map  &  Description
 
Inverness County, Nova Scotia
Parks & Protected Areas Web Sites
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Whycocomagh Provincial Park
Cape Breton Highlands National Park Important Bird Area
The Capes Important Bird Area
Margaree Island Important Bird Area
Polletts Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area
Margaree River Wilderness Area
Middle River Wilderness Area
Jim Campbells Barren Wilderness Area
Sugarloaf Mountain Wilderness Area
Trout Brook Wilderness Area
Margaree-Lake Ainslie Heritage River
MacFarlane Woods Nature Reserve
Bornish Hill Nature Reserve
 
Inverness County, Nova Scotia
Cultural Heritage Attraction Web Sites
Celtic Colours International Festival  (October, island-wide)
Whale Interpretive Centre (village of Pleasant Bay)
Inverness Miners' Museum  (village of Inverness)
Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (community of Judique)
The Bridge ('Au Drochaid') Museum (community of Mabou)
Les Trois Pignons Cultural Centre, Gallery, & Museum (town of Chéticamp)
Acadian Museum (town of Chéticamp)
Chestico Museum (village of Port Hood)
Gut of Canso Museum  (village of Port Hastings)
MacDonald House Museum (village of Lake Ainslie)
Margaree Salmon Museum (village of North East Margaree)
Orangedale Railway Museum (village of Orangedale)
 
Inverness County, Nova Scotia
Lighthouse Web Sites
Northumberland / Gulf of St. Lawrence Shore (south to north)
 Balache Point Range Lights  &   locator map  [former -- no longer standing]
 Henry Island Lighthouse  &  locator map
Mabou Harbour Lighthouse  &  locator map
Margaree Island Lighthouse  &  locator map
Margaree Harbour Range Lights  &  locator map
 Chéticamp Harbour Range Light  &  locator map
Caveau Point Range Lights  &  locator map
Enragée Point Lighthouse  &  locator map
Bras d'Or Lake
Cameron Island Lighthouse   &  locator map
 
Inverness County, Nova Scotia
Author's Recommendations
Capt. Mark's Whale & Seal Cruise (village of Pleasant Bay)
Nature Book Shop inside National Park Visitor Centre in Chéticamp
Brown's "Bruaich Na H'Aibhne" Inns & Cottages & B&B (Margaree Centre)



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