On the Skyline Sunset Hike (Sunday, Wednesday and Friday), a park interpreter leads visitors along an ocean headland to witness a breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of the St. Lawrence 400 metres below. Bald eagles, moose and whales often make an appearance. Hike begins at Skyline trailhead 2 hours before sunset.
Seeing in the Dark (Monday and Tuesday) is a journey into a nocturnal world occupied by owls, loons, coyotes, frogs and stars. Visitors step outside their comfort zone in absence of all artificial light and learn to use their night vision and other senses. Hike begins at Warren Lake trailhead – 8 pm.
The haunting call of the loon and moonbeams glistening on the lake are the backdrop for the Haunted Hike (Thursday and Saturday) at Freshwater Lake. Tales of the past give visitors a glimpse of the hardy settlers who lived here before the park was established. Hike begins at Freshwater Lake trail head, Ingonish Beach day use area – 8 pm.
All hikes are guided by a national park interpreter. Tickets are available at either of the park’s visitor centres or campground kiosks. Reservations can be made by calling either visitor centres: Chéticamp: 902-224-4227 or Ingonish: 902-285-2535
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