Le Buttereau

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The self-guiding trail explores mixed Acadian forest, old fields and foundation ruins on a "buttereau" (small hill) overlooking the Chéticamp River and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Wildflowers, trees and shrubs have invaded these pastures that were once tilled by the Acadian pioneers, making an ideal spot for birds and small mammals. Plaques commemorate former Acadian homesteads.

Length 1.6 km / 1 mi (loop)
Locator map - Le Buttereau
Hiking Snowshoeing Look-off
Rating Easy  Easy: Family-friendly trails that are suitable for all visitors.
Elevation 10 - 55 m (35 - 180 ft)
Time 30 - 45 minutes
Significant features Acadian history, ocean view
Interpretive loop. Short climbs. Suitable for most skill levels.
Trailhead On the Cabot Trail across from the Grande Falaise picnic area
Lat: 46.676389 Long: -60.957946

Map: Le Buttereau

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