Baddeck is the beginning and end point of the world famous Cabot Trail, a popular stop en route to exploring gorgeous Cape Breton Island, a coastal playground offering hiking, kayaking, golfing, and whale watching.

You'll find the site on the shores of the Bras d'Or Lakes overlooking Baddeck Bay and Kidston Island. The stunning grounds are open and inviting, making it a popular spot to picnic and fly kites. Look southeast and you'll spot the Baddeck harbourfront, boardwalk and wharf. From the site's roof-top deck, you can see the headlands of Beinn Bhreagh, Bell's beloved summer home where many scientific inventions and explorations took flight.

Expect to feel instantly at home with the landscape, as Bell did when he arrived in 1885 and established his summer refuge. So compelled was Bell by Cape Breton's beauty he believed the area out-rivaled any other place in his global travels.