Lowland Cove is located on the northern tip of Cape Breton Island. From the Cabot Trail near the community of Cape North, turn north towards Bay St Lawrence. Follow the road past Bay St Lawrence, as it becomes dirt, to Meat Cove. There is a campground at the end of the road... and the trailhead. The campground owner will allow parking here for a small fee.
Park here and follow the dirt road as it winds up over the mountain. After a challenging climb the track levels out a bit and begins to slope downward. Look for a track that branches to the right and is marked with flagging tape. This is the old Cape St Lawrence lighthouse access road. From here you can follow the Cape St Lawrence branch to the coast, and them follow the coastal footpaths to the cove. Or you can keep straight past the Cape St Lawrence branch trail... which eventually leads down to the cove.
Lowland Cove is a beautiful spot to camp overnight... there is a nice camping spot at the far end of the cove, next to the brook. Expect to see eagles soaring overhead or whales swimming offshore. There is also a good chance of spotting a moose on the trail.
You will notice old cow trails along the way... some locals lead their animals down to graze at the cove.
Note: I would avoid hiking this area in the fall during hunting season.
Category: Backcountry Hike
Region: Cape Breton Island
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