Things To Do

Within 20 minutes of our place:

  • Start your day at the beginning of the Cabot Trail! Bear on the Lake is less than 10 minutes drive to Exit #7 and 30 minutes drive to Exits #11 and #12 should you want to travel counter clockwise.
  • Taste our local organic beer, made fresh by Big Spruce Brewery
  • Mabou Beach
  • Live music and dancing at the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou
  • Alexander Graham Bell Museum
  • Hike to one of Cape Breton Islands most beautiful waterfalls, Egypt Falls
  • Hike Salt Mountain. Located in Whycocomagh Provincial Park, this hike offers stunning views of the lakes
  • Swimming Bras d’Or Lakes and Lake Ainslie
  • Rent one of our bikes, pack a picnic and go for a cruise
  • Rent one of our kayaks and paddle along the lake
  • Tour and taste at Glenora Distillery, North America’s only single malt distillery
  • Learn how to square dance from locals in Brook Village
  • Practice your Gaelic at the Gaelic College
  • Visit our local Mikmaq communities
  • Check out the calendar of weekly events