Featured Trail: International Appalachian Trail

Trail Name: International Appalachian Trail

IAT Through hikers Ed and Julie enjoy a sunny day on the trail.
IAT through hikers Ed and Julie enjoy a sunny day on the trail in Cape Breton.

Location: From Caribou (Pictou County) to North Sydney

Description: “The Sentier International des Appalaches-International Appalachian Trail (SIA-IAT) is a 3,000 km trans-national mountain walking trail route stretching from Mount Katahdin, Maine, through New Brunswick to the Gaspé region of Québec, then to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and the west coast of the Island of Newfoundland and Labrador… In Nova Scotia, the IAT route connects with the province of Prince Edward Island via the ferry terminal in Caribou (near Pictou); and with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador via the ferry terminal in North Sydney. The NS IAT trail route is 465 km in length and links coastal environments, wilderness protected areas and significant cultural heritage sites. It connects scenic, historic and recreational areas in many communities and provides an exciting Appalachian hiking experience … up close and personal.”

Map: Find a map and directions here. 

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