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Le Chemin du Buttereau

Record #: MCI0054
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 14 Apr 2015


Located In Pleasant Bay
Where To Find Us
Pleasant Bay, NS B0E 2P0
Areas Served Inverness County


Phone 902-224-2306

Description & Services

Information Retrace the steps of the Acadian pioneers who travelled this cart path from Le Buttereau, a small settlement of seven families, to Chéticamp. The open fields and bits of foundations are visible reminders of those hardy settlers. This trail offers glimpses of the Chéticamp River, old pastures, small mammals and birds. 
Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail at the turn off for the Chéticamp Campground.  
Significant Feature: Acadian forest, history, river flood plain 
Length: 4.6 km (2.9 mi) return. 
Hiking Time: 1.5 hours 
Elevation: 25 -65 m (80 - 215 ft.) 
Suitable for most skill levels. Short climbs.