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Cape Mabou Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge

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Mabou Mines Trail Head

Mabou Coal Mines, Cape Breton, NS B0E1X0

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This is the second 3 Peaks Challenge to take place on the wilderness trails of the Cape Mabou Highlands Hiking Trails. The route this year is 17 km in length, taking in three climbs, hiking through beautiful hardwood forests and along scenic coastlines. The route is slightly different from last year. The trails to be covered in this hike include MacPhee, Fair Alistair's, MacArthur, Enchanted Valley, MacKinnon's Brook and Beaton.

- The event goes rain or shine. Parking is limited, please car pool if possible. Please check in at 8:30 am. The event starts at 9 AM sharp.

- There must be a minimum of two per team, ages 16 and over. If more than 5 in a team you may be asked to hike in a smaller group.

- This is a personal challenge event NOT a timed event. Proceeds from this event go to the Cape Mabou Trail Club.

- Registration includes a T-Shirt & light snack and water after the event.

Hikers should bring the following equipment: hiking footwear, long pants, a daypack, lunch, water bottle, sunglasses, camera, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a jacket. Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the hikes.

Driving directions to Mabou Mines Trailhead:

From the village of Mabou turn west off Route 19, go past the church and over the bridge following the pavement left along the north shore of the harbour inlet for 3km before slowing on an S-curve, make a right turn on the gravel road marked Mabou Mines. Follow this road 6km where the road opens to sweeping ocean view and Finlay Point Harbour. Past the harbour continues 1km, descending the narrowing land to the Mill Brook Bridge. Signs indicate parking near this bridge and there are also several spaces ahead just up the hill next to the trailhead sign.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nadine Hunt at nhunt861@gmail.com or 902-623-0388


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