VIDEO: ATVs on Coal Town Trail cause a rift with some residents of Cape Breton community – Saltwire

Jessica Smith · Journalist · Posted: a day ago | Updated: 20 hours ago | 11 Min ReadAnimosity on the Coal Town Train in Cape Breton,

DOMINION — A local trail is causing a rift between some residents of Dominion and the all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts who use it.

The Coal Town Trail, which is roughly 13 kilometres long and stretches from Gardiner Mines through Dominion and Glace Bay to Tower Road, is a former rail line that has been repurposed to be a multi-use trail.

It was originally owned by the federal government but is now managed by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

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Going off grid on Cape Breton Island – Saltwire Network

There is something special about driving across the causeway to Cape Breton Island that evokes the feeling of a different time and place.

Nova Scotia’s topography begins to change almost instantly. The landscape appears more rugged and untouched. Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean glisten under the morning sun, and mountainous terrain unfolds in the distance.

Cape Breton is the perfect place for an off-grid adventure in the great outdoors. Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins, located on top of Whycocomagh Mountain, provides its guests with a true off-the-grid experience.

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