Victoria County
4km Return
Mountain, Woodland

Wilkie Sugarloaf

Located just 1km North of Cabot Landing Provincal Park, Wilkie Sugarloaf Mountain gives you a view of Northern Cape Breton which you will soon not forget.

Why the 'Wilkie' in Wilkie Sugarloaf?
Wilkie Sugarloaf has been the official name for this mountain since 1936. “Wilkie” is the family name of an original land grant recipient in the area, James Wilkie Jr.

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The trail to the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain is a long steady one. Notice I did not say easy, it is far from that. There are very few places to stop and rest your legs as you make your way through the dense coniferous forest which covers the mountainside. Along the way you will you will catch a few brief glimpses of the Atlantic and nothing much more. The true reward is after one hour of uphill climb when the ground finally levels out and you get your first views of where you came from.

John Cabot landed on the shores of Cape Breton over 500 years ago and when you reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain it is obvious why he pulled over and left his legacy. Approximately 1400 feet below you see the long sandy shores of Cabot Landing Beach, including the waters of North, South, Middle, and Digby Harbours. Looking inland you see ridge after ridge of Cape Breton’s Highlands, reaching all the way to the most uninhabited regions on Cape Breton Island.

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From the Locals
While traveling the Cabot Trail, take the Bay St Lawrence turn off fond in the town of Cape North. Drive towards Aspy Bay and Sugarloaf. Follow the signs to the Cabot Landing Provincial Park. Approximately 1km past you will see a break in the trees to your left and some flagging tape and two yellow stones.
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