The Acadian Trail gains its name from the settlers of the nearby town of Cheticamp. Settled over 300 years ago, Acadians of Cheticamp have managed to maintain their heritage and language. As a testament to this, the nearby taverns are alive with the sound of fiddle, accordion, and fishermen telling tales of their day at sea.
The Acadian Trail is a long gradual climb through a mixed forest, along a babbling brook, and finally a seemingly out of place pasture of twisted/stunted trees. The average hiker will find it to be quite a relaxing trek in the woods.
When you reach the top you will be treated to a glorious panoramic view 365 metres above the Chéticamp River and the Atlantic Ocean. Only in Cape Breton can you be 4 kilometers into a woodland trail at the top of a mountain and hear a fog horn going off.