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Le Buttereau Trail

Record #: MCV0016
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 24 Nov 2015


Located In Ingonish Beach
Where To Find Us
Ingonish Beach, NS B0C 1L0
Areas Served Victoria County


Phone 902-224-2306

Description & Services

Information 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. 
Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail at the Grande Falaise picnic area.  
Significant Feature: Acadian history, ocean 
Length: 1.6 km (1 mi) loop. 
Hiking Time: 30 - 45 minutes 
Elevation: 10 - 55 m (35 - 180 ft.) 
Interpretive loop. Suitable for most skill levels. Short climbs.
Dates Open from mid-May until mid-October.