Cabot Trail Attractions
There are many things to see and do while staying at Oakwood Manor.
Just a short drive towards Bay St. Lawrence you will find Cabot's Landing where the famous John Cabot landed in 1497 and discovered North America. A monument of this great explorer stands overlooking the waters of Aspy Bay. There is a very large picnic area and one of the most beautiful sand beaches in Cape Breton. If you love beaches and walking on the sand without the crowds, this is the beach for you. Water on one side then turn and see the mountains on the other.
The Community Center in Bay St. Lawrence has a restaurant, Library, Gym and Cap Site (ie: Internet access)... very friendly people and they make good chowder.
At the Wharf there's many fishing boats and on the hill overlooking the harbor you can book Whale Watching Tours. There is also a Co-Op store and two takeouts. It is well worth the drive to Meat Cove the road is winding and the scenery breathtaking.
In Cape North you can visit the North Highlands Museum where you will find many historical artifacts of Cape North and surrounding area. The museum also has a very informative genealogy center dating back to the first settlers in this area. The grounds have a settler's garden where you can see some of the vegetables and herbs that the early settlers grew.
In the Cape North area we have five gift shops, two restaurants, variety store, and grocery store.
Eagle North offers single kayak / double Kayak / canoe rentals and tours.
Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures offers rental bicycles, guided hiking, bicycling, kayak tours.
Oakwood Manor is halfway around the Cabot Trail and we have the Cape Breton Highlands National Park on both sides of us. The park offers 27 hiking and walking trails ranging from 20-minute strolls to challenging daylong adventures.
The Highland Links Golf Course is 40 minutes from the Oakwood Manor.
There are many beaches, hiking trails and lookouts were you can watch the sun rise and set.