Cape St Lawrence Lighthouse

Hiking in The Far North

From Meat Cove a 16km trail heads west to the ruins of the old Cape St Lawrence lighthouse and Lowland Cove. Spend an hour gazing over the ocean and you're guaranteed to see pilot whales, which frolic here all spring and summer and into fall. Carry a compass, and don't explore side paths: locals have become lost in this area.

Also keep an eye out for orchids – some rare species aren't found anywhere else in Nova Scotia.