The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast and Cottages is an excellent base camp for exploring all Cape Breton Island has to offer. We are the last stop before Cape Smokey and a skip and a jump from the Highlands National Park. Scroll through the list below of things to do fairly close to The Maven Gypsy. 

Fishing: St. Ann’s Provincial Park Highlands National Park Golfing: Cape Breton Highlands Links Mountain Biking: *Red Island Trail In Highlands National Park *Freshwater Lake *Clyburn Valley Swimming: Highlands National Park – Ingonish Beach – Freshwater Lake -Warren Lake – North Beach – Broad Cove Beach Kayaking: North River Kayak Tours Archery: Highland Bow and Arrow Gaelic Culture: The Gaelic College Whale Watching: Several whale watching companies sail out of Ingonish. Birding: Puffin Boat Tours  

The Maven Gypsy on the Cabot Trail

To learn more about the Ingonish and Area of the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, please visit – or click on the images to the left.

Easy Hikes

Moderate Hikes

Rainy Days

Cabot’s Landing Provincial Park
Cape Smokey Provincial Park
North River Provincial Park
St. Ann’s Provincial Park

Highlands National Park

– Freshwater Lake
– Franky
– Clyburn Valley
– Middle Head
– Marion Falls
-Jack Pine
-Warren Lake

Red Island Trail


Open May 1 through to October 20


Weekdays or Weekends



Phone: +1 902 929 2246

Cell +1 902 317 1819


41682 Cabot Trail,
Wreck Cove,
Cape Breton Island,
Nova Scotia, B0C 1H0,