Freshwater Lake

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Starting next to the ocean, this short, level trail follows the shoreline of a small lake that was once an ocean bay. A side trail (1.6 km return) follows the cobble barrier beach which separates the lake from the Atlantic Ocean.
Hear the unique song of the loon, or catch a glimpse of one from the viewing deck. Complete your stroll with a dip in the ocean or in the Freshwater Lake. Bicycles are permitted on this trail but pedestrians have the right of way.

Length 1.7 km / 1.1 mi (return)
Locator map - Freshwater Lake
Hiking Bicycling Swimming
Beach Tennis Canteen
Washroom Picnic Area Wheelchair Accessible
Rating Easy  Easy: Family-friendly trails that are suitable for all visitors.
Elevation 0 - 15 m (0 - 50 ft)
Time 30 - 40 minutes
Significant features Atlantic coastline, lake, beaver pond
Level, wheelchair-accessible trail. Suitable for families with young children.
Trailhead Ingonish Beach day use area parking lot
Lat: 46.650291 Long: -60.390789

Map: Freshwater Lake

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