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Big Belle Farm

233 sites · RVs, Tents61 acres · Baddeck, NS
INSTRUCTIONS When you reserve your tent/rv make sure to select the day you want to check in until the day you are leaving. For example, to stay all weekend, select Friday to Sunday. To stay only Friday night, select Friday to Saturday. Selecting only one date will not reserve the date you want as it expects a start and end date to select any given date or date range. ABOUT Big Belle Farm is surrounded by large hayfields on the front of our property and at the back behind where the concert will take place. Tenters will be camping in the front fields and RVs will behind the concert field. When you come onsite there will be someone to meet you who will point out the locations were you can setup your tent or RV. There will be event Portable Toilets on site and access to water near the concert grounds.
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KATIE'S CLOSE

2 sites · RVs3 acres · Baddeck, NS
Very private spot 10 minutes from Mabou, Cape Breton, just minutes from Cabot trail with access to over 200 miles of scenic trails. Full service, water, sewer and electric. Minutes from Glenora distillery, Cabot Links golf course, sandy beaches, known for Authentic Celtic Music and dance. Welcome to your home away from home!
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Doirie Maple Farm

2 sites · RVs50 acres · Baddeck, NS
We have a variety of camping experiences, whether you want to hike and pitch a tent on a cliff overlooking the Mabou River, or park your RV for the night without worrying you will be chased off. Come and experience our superior beaches and picturesque and impeccably maintained multi-purpose trails. The hardest part will be going home!
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Alpine Ridge Off-Grid Getaway

1 site · Tent25 acres · NS
Connecting with nature, watching for wildlife, hunting, and many other activities await at this 25 acre property. The land is perfect for recreational use and off-grid use, including tent and RV camping. Note the entrance grass may be grown in so please prepare to walk to the site through the trees. Topographically, the terrain is more or less level throughout, the site is forested throughout in maturing spruce, tamarack, pine, maple birch and poplar trees. A small brook runs along the westerly boundary and continues East and North to the Mull River and Mabou River. There is also a large portion of Crown land bordering the southern end of this parcel. This quiet region has remained pretty well unchanged over the years. Highway 19 and the Atlantic Ocean are only minutes West via Alpine Ridge Road. The area is surrounded by forest covered hills, rolling farm land and valleys dissected by dozens of streams. Enjoy the quiet country setting of this property, while still living within minutes of nearby towns and all necessary amenities. Rectangular in shape, this lot offers ample road frontage... 572.4 feet or 174.5 meters, along the gravel surfaced Alpine Ridge Road, providing excellent year round access. Here you have plenty of privacy is offered by the spruce, tamarack, fir, pine, and poplar trees on the land. This lovely treed lot is a great spot for an off-grid retreat with tent or rv camping. Fishing in the area is very good. The nearby Mabou River and Southwest Mabou River and many other surrounding brooks and streams will provide endless fishing enjoyment. Within an hours drive of your land is the Margaree River - one of the most beautiful rivers in North America. Since the last century fly fishermen have come from all over the world to this area to catch their salmon. The North East Margaree has more than 60 pools and a length of approx. 40 km from the mouth to the sanctuary. The beautiful Lake Ainslie and breathtaking Bras d'Or Lakes are also within convenient reach of your land for those who enjoy world class boating and sailing. Fishing in the Bras d'Or Lake is also very good. In winter, enjoy snowmobiling on maintained trails that link the trail communities across the Highlands. Cross country ski and snowshoe on countless trails around your property. Or enjoy ice fishing on a frozen bay or nearby lake. There are endless opportunities for outdoor activities all year on and around. Two newly developed world class golf courses, Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, in the seaside town of Inverness are also within easy reach. These challenging courses are attracting visitors from around the world and offer magnificent views of the breathtaking Cape Breton landscape, with postcard worthy panoramas vying for your attention. The charming communities of Mabou and Port Hood are only a 10 minute drive from the site. Mabou is known for it’s friendly people and hospitality - welcoming locals will be sure to make you feel right at home. Shopping, a post office, accommodations, and a variety of local dining options are available in Mabou. Mabou Harbour is absolutely stunning and offers excellent boating and fishing with easy corridor to ocean waters. You can also stock up on all necessary supplies in Port Hood - whether you’re looking for groceries or camping supplies... not to mention wonderful sand beaches! Alpine Ridge Property Features - 572.40 feet (174.5 meters) of roadfront along Alpine Ridge Road. - Easterly boundary measures 1881.19 feet (573.39 meters). - Southerly boundary measures 503.22 feet (153.38 meters). - Westerly boundary measures 1989.96 feet (606.54 meters). - Borders Crown Land on southerly end. - Excellent level terrain suitable for many uses. - No drive through sites, please park at entrance and camp on site - The property lines are clearly marked. Amenities - 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the coastal village of Mabou. - 7 miles (11.5 kilometers) from the seaside community of Port Hood. - 8 miles (13.5 kilometers) to popular West Mabou Beach, and close to many more beaches in the area. - 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the scenic community of Inverness, Nova Scotia & world class golf courses, Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs. - 40 miles (60 kilometers) to the town of Port Hawkesbury. - 3 hours to Halifax International Airport. Community & Surrounding Area - The charming communities of Baddeck, Cheticamp, and Judique are just a short drive away - enjoy family outings while taking in maritime history and culture. - Breathtaking attractions like the Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands Park, Bras d'Or Lake, and beautiful sandy beaches along the coast with some of the warmest water in Nova Scotia. - Enjoy numerous water activities like boating, sailing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and plenty of other outdoor adventures. - Excellent hunting in the area.
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Fluster Cluck Farms

1 site · Tent100 acres · Baddeck, NS
We welcome you to enjoy the beauty of our property. Enjoy the night under the stars. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the river flowing along side the campground. Located in Glendale, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A storied land with more tales to be written. Rich in natural beauty. Cape Breton Island is known for its warmth and our generous need to share it with the world...now it’s your turn to see for yourself.
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Live Life In Tents Campground

14 sites · Lodging100 acres · Baddeck, NS
This was one of the original homesteads in the Margarees. There was an old sawmill on site which was used to build the house and barn. It was sold to a man who started renovations for a summer house but ended up listing for sale about 8 years ago. I purchased it 4 years ago and completely renovated the 100-year-old house. 2 years ago my brother and I started an outfitting company with no plan of building a campground but in 2017 we saw a great opportunity for building something unique. We wanted to keep a backwoods camping feel but yet create it around a hostel-inspired environment. We launched June 1, 2018 and are in full swing now. We look forward to meeting you and will help you out in any way to make your trip here something to remember. Adventure awaits at this eco-camping hostel offering a natural setting, overlooking a picturesque valley. This location offers close to off-grid camping with a twist of comfort; furnished Glamping tents, sleeping up to 4 people per tent on a queen bed with twin camping beds for extra guests. Cooking gear, bedding, and towels are provided. Each tent, located at this eco-hostel, has its own campfire pit, with a solar outdoor shower on site and beautiful views of the river valley.
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Accolade Retreat

10 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · Chéticamp, NS
Discover a 24-acre haven for off-grid camping in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, nestled at the foothills of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and conveniently situated across from the Gypsum Mine. This scenic property features an artisan well providing potable water, strategically located in the expansive 24-acre cleared field at the rear. During the summer months, we operate a hostel on-site, offering access to washroom and shower facilities as needed. This space is ideally suited for off-grid camping enthusiasts who share a like-minded appreciation for nature. Please note that visitors are responsible for their own waste disposal arrangements. If you find this area intriguing, feel free to reach out to Kevin at 902-292-1530 via call or text for more information.
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Black Rock Stables

2 sites · Tents10 acres · Black Rock, NS
If you enjoy beautiful views of lakes/ocean and mountains, gorgeous sunsets, stargazing, the sound of the waves and bell buoys then Black Rock Stables campsite is the place for you to pitch your tent. Located at the end of the farm on a cliff (6’ wire fence) overlooking the beautiful Brasd’Or lakes.
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The Country

10 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Baddeck, NS
Spacious, serine, and close to all amenities! Clean Beaches nearby, we are close to lobster and crab docks, and on the Cabot Trail. In the area you will enjoy hiking trails, lots of hiking, mountain biking, 4 wheeler trails and fishing. The co-op is a short distance away. On site there is a controlled fire pit and bbq. No potable water. We are Close to Cheticamp and there are many interesting things around to see and do!
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The Blue Bayou

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Baddeck, NS
Come enjoy nature, star gaze, bird watch, ocean view at back of property. There is a fire pit for outdoor cooking. Bubbling brook, walking trails, hardwood forest and meadows, we have it all. Five minutes to famous Chimney Corner beach or Margaree Harbour and 20 minutes from Inverness. Located on a paved road and easy to access.
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Silver Birch Camp

1 site · RV2 acres · Havre Boucher, NS
A beautiful little gem on the shores of Archie Pond (a small inlet off The Strait of Canso) and minutes from Cape Breton Island. Tucked into nature right off the Trans Canada Hwy and close to amenities. Tim Hortons, Irving, Subway and more just down the road and grocery stores plus more restaurants and pubs in town 10 minutes away. Tons of trails and waterfalls are just minutes away. On our property you can enjoy our 2 bonfire pits, bbq & picnic area, 4 adult kayaks and 3 kids kayaks (lifejackets provided), large open area for games, walk through the forested area, sit by the waterfront, gaze at the stars, watch the spectacular sunrise over the water and walk across the road to the rocky shore of The Strait of Canso.
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The Doctors Inn

1 site · Lodging1 acre · West Bay, NS
Perfect for people looking to rough it. excellent for hunting and fishing groups. The home has all the modern amenities such as electricity, running water, hot water, full bathroom (no shower just a tub), no washer or dryer, unlimited high speed wifi, one 42” smart TV with Netflix, Prime and Paramount streaming services in main living room. We have tried to keep the original look of the home so be aware that it is extremely original with cracked plaster and not considered to be a refined space like you would get at a hotel or vacation home. Guests looking for a more refined experience are encouraged not to book the property. Walk out dock for our guests to launch the kayaks from or to go swimming. The property is also located just five minutes away from the Dundee Golf Resort and is just one hour away from the world famous Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf resort. The property is ideal for a foursome or eight-some golf group looking to take in Cape Breton Golf. We want to stress that the property is rough and it should not be booked if your looking for perfectly clean polished look inside, it’s smells like an old house, and always looks like it’s dusty and dirty because of the all wood floors and keeping its original 150 year old interior. Our linens / towels / face cloths / dish clothes are fresh and clean with every stay.
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The best camping near Mabou Provincial Park guide

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Embark on an adventure at Mabou Provincial Park, where the hillside terrain offers a stunning panorama of the Mabou Valley. Just a short 1.5 km journey north of Mabou village, this park invites you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nova Scotia. Traverse the landscape, keep an eye out for local wildlife, and capture the essence of the valley through your lens.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Mabou Provincial Park is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is warm and the valley is in full bloom. Autumn also offers a spectacular display of colours, but be mindful that conditions can be more unpredictable. Winter visits can be serene, though some areas may be less accessible.

Know before you go

  • Ensure you have suitable footwear for hillside treks and a camera to capture the scenic views.
  • Check the local weather forecast before your visit, as conditions can change rapidly.
  • Be aware of local wildlife and maintain a safe distance at all times.
  • Carry out all trash and respect the natural environment to preserve its beauty.
  • Visit the park's website or contact the park office for the latest information on closures and accessibility.

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