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bike, hike & attractions



we offer planning and/or bicycle tours of local routes for small groups of 2-4 cyclists

our strength is being small and proactively engaged with our guests. we will work closely with you to create an amazing cycling trip/day

we use blackbird as our base to explore sections of the cabot trail, margaree valley, mabou and inverness, isle madame, and iona county.  

don't feel like cycling today, blackbird retreat will guide you to some of the best kept hiking trails in cape breton 

we offer guiding services to some amazing local hikes that are only minutes from blackbird retreat.


don't feel like leaving blackbird retreat, then hike our network of over 10 km of trails on the farm.

trails off the farm might include highland national fishing cove, skyline, salmon pools trail in cape breton highlands national park, uisge ban balls (baddeck), sight point (mabou), and many more...  


all biked and hiked out?  take a break and visit the many attractions in the area.

the bell museum in baddeck is a tribute to alexander graham bell and his spirit of flight and communication.

highland village in iona offers a glimpse into the past - not to be missed!


fortress louisbourg is simply awesome, less than 2hr drive from blackbird retreat.

take a swim in bras 'dor lakes, take in the beach at chimney corners, or attend a ceilidh (kitchen party) in baddeck, or just wander about the farm - it's all up to you!


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