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Freshwater Lake Look-off
(#24 Cape Breton Highlands National Park)

Freshwater Lake Look-off

If you don't have time for a longer hike to get a view, then this trail is for you. Short but very steep! A picturesque vista unfolds before you: Ingonish Beach, Freshwater Lake, Middle Head and Cape Smokey. Children enjoy it also but be careful at the top.

Trailhead: Across from the Park Administration Building in Ingonish Beach
Significant Feature: Atlantic coastline
Length: 0.3 km (0.2 mile) return
Hiking Time: 10 minutes
Elevation: 10 - 45 m (35 - 150 ft.)