Gallery: CAPE BRETON COLLAGE

Road sign for the Cabot Trail stands at intersection branching north from Trans Canada Highway west of town of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Young couple takes photos at interpretive sign overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cabot Trail highway winds along the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Cape Breton Highlands National Park on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cabot Trail highway winds through the mountains of Cape Breton Highlands National Park on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Girl reads sign explaining the geology of Cape Breton Highlands National Park along Cabot Trail highway in the heart of the Highlands interior at northern end of Cape Breton Island; Nova Scotia, Canada.

View from Skyline Trail of Gulf of St. Lawrence and Cabot Trail highway in Cape Breton Highlands National Park along west coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cabot Trail highway winds past craggy outcrops and wooded mountainsides of Cape Breton Highlands National Park on west coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Two women hikers follow Skyline Trail boardwalk down to overlook with view of Cape Breton Island's west coast and the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Hikers gather on Skyline Trail boardwalk overlook with view of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Hikers relax at Skyline Trail overlook with view of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Hikers walk up Skyline Trail boardwalk after enjoying view of Cape Breton Island's west coast and the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Lush ferns fill undergrowth of the woodlands along Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) flies over St. Anns Bay on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) takes flight along shore of St. Anns Bay on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

American mink (Neovison vison) peers out from among rocks along shore of St. Anns Bay on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Catholic St. Peter's Church, built 1893, dominates townscape of Cheticamp on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

House along main street has traditional steep roof to shed heavy snows along west coast of Cape Breton Island in the fishing village of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commercial fishing boats fill harbor at sunset in town of Cheticamp on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Enragée Point Lighthouse, built 1957 on west coast of Cape Breton Island, protects northwest point of Cheticamp Island outside fishing village of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Nathan and Preston fishing boat fishes the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence on west coast of Cape Breton Island near fishing village of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Crab fishermen transfer snow crabs just caught in Gulf of St. Lawrence off west coast of Cape Breton Island to plastic crates for offloading onto dock; Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Woman on dock holds and admires snow crab just caught in Gulf of St. Lawrence; Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Local woman demonstrates rughooking at Les Trois Pignons cultural center and museum in town of Cheticamp on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Celebrity portrait rughooking masterpieces hang on walls of Les Trois Pignons cultural center in town of Cheticamp on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Rughooking masterpieces depiciting historical scenes and figures hang on walls of Les Trois Pignons cultural center in town of Cheticamp on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Local women serve Acadian fare in the cafe at Cheticamp Hooked Rugs Coopérative Artisanale in town of Cheticamp on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Local woman shows American girl, Soley Hyman, how to rughook at Cheticamp Hooked Rugs Coopérative Artisanale in the town of Cheticamp on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) begins to dive after resting at surface between feedings in glassy waters of Gulf of St. Lawrence off west coast of Cape Breton Island near Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) flukes as it dives after resting at surface between feedings in glassy waters of Gulf of St. Lawrence off west coast of Cape Breton Island near Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Rugged shore of White Point is a popular hiking destination at the eastern end of Aspy Bay on northernmost Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Older couple hikes the rolling fields and rugged shores of White Point at the eastern end of Aspy Bay on northernmost Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Last stretch of pavement curves up hill in late evening from village of Capstick on Bay St. Lawrence before becoming gravel road leading to Meat Cove on northernmost Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Quaint wooden home with pink trim sports satellite dish on Bay St. Lawrence at northernmost Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Sign at Cabot's Landing Historic Site and Provincial Park commemorates region where Venetian John Cabot may have made landfall on behalf of England in 1497 and discovered North America; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cabot's Landing Historic Site and Provincial Park, where Venetian John Cabot may have landed in 1497 discovering North America for England, features a long sandy beach and gentle surf; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Couple walks along beach at Cabot's Landing Historic Site and Provincial Park, where Venetian John Cabot may have landed in 1497 discovering North America for England; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Girl cartwheels on beach at Cabot's Landing Historic Site and Provincial Park, where Venetian John Cabot may have landed in 1497 discovering North America for England; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Tourists sea kayak in St. Anns Bay on east coast of Cape Breton Island; Nova Scotia, Canada.

American girl, Soley Hyman, sea kayaks in St. Anns Bay on east coast of Cape Breton Island; Nova Scotia, Canada.

Summer wildflowers and grassy coast frame classic lighthouse on point of land at Neils Harbour in northern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Couple enjoys summer seafood picnic, courtesy the Chowder House, on grassy coast near lighthouse at Neils Harbour in northern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Seafood picnic tray, courtesy the Chowder House, on grassy coast at Neils Harbour in northern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Miniature lighthouse, fashioned to match local one, sits on pedestal along entry walkway to Anglican church at Neils Harbour, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Girl gazes across calm sea on a summer evening from Green Cove, an unusual outcrop of pink granite bedrock striped with igneous intrusions; Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Red and blue wooden chairs sit on vast lawn in front of main lodge at Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa; Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Front entrance of main lodge at Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa; Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Couple sits on red wooden chair overlooking North Bay Ingonish at Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa; Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Men golf at Highlands Links Golf Course near Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa, featuring rugged terrain and a low-impact, eco-friendly design; Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Wetlands and ponds interlace with Highlands Links Golf Course near Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa, featuring rugged terrain and a low-impact, eco-friendly design; Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Clock and sign remind golfers to keep moving while playing 18-holes at Highlands Links Golf Course, renowned for its rugged terrain and close-to-nature design; Ingonish Beach on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Highlands Links Golf Course features rugged terrain melded with natural environment near Keltic Lodge at Ingonish Beach; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Fairway leads to biggest water hazard of all, the Atlantic Ocean, at Highlands Links Gof Course, renowned for its rugged terrain and close-to-nature design; Ingonish Beach on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Man and wife make final putt of day after sunset at Highlands Links Golf Course, renowned for its rugged terrain and eco-friendly design; Ingonish Beach on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cars and passengers cross St. Anns Bay on Englishtown ferry along route to Baddeck and Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cars and passengers cross St. Anns Bay on Englishtown ferry along route to Baddeck and Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Man and dog in red pickup truck wait for the Englishtown ferry on St. Anns Bay near Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Colorful garden sits outside museum at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site along Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island at Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Full scale model of the HD-4 hydrofoil craft resides in museum at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site along Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island at Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Sailboats race across windy Bras D'Or Lake in regatta at Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Sailboats sail near lighthouse on Bras D'Or Lake at Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Panoramic locator map sign overlooks Bras D'Or Lakes at Highland Village Museum featuring reconstructions of 18th and 19th-century Scottish buildings at Iona on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

One-room Whycocomagh Portage School, built 1917, and Malagawatch Church, built 1874, stand on hill at Highland Village Museum, featuring reconstructions of 18th and 19th-century Gaelic buildings at Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Malagawatch Church, built 1874, stands high on hill overlooking Bras D'Or Lakes at Highland Village Museum, featuring reconstructions of 18th and 19th-century Scottish buildings at Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Horse walks past Malagawatch Church, built 1874, high on hill at Highland Village Museum, featuring reconstructions of 18th and 19th-century Scottish buildings at Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Carding Mill barn at Highland Village Museum is one of several reconstructions featuring 18th and 19th-century Scottish buildings at Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Blackboard with lessons stands inside one-room Whycocomagh Portage School, built 1917, at Highland Village Museum featuring reconstructions of Scottish buildings at Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Blackboard with lessons stands inside one-room Whycocomagh Portage School, built 1917, at Highland Village Museum featuring reconstructions of Scottish buildings at Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Interior of general store, circa 1920, at Highland Village Museum, featuring reconstructions and reenactments of Scottish life at Iona on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Bedroom with bath in the MacIver-Nash House, circa 1900, at Highland Village Museum, featuring reconstructions of Scottish buildings at Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Black House, a stone wall and sod roof replica of a typical Gaelic dwelling circa 1790, overlooks Bras D'Or Lakes at Highland Village Museum at Iona on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Living history actress stands outside Black House, a stone wall and sod roof replica of a typical Gaelic dwelling, circa 1790, overlooking Bras D'Or Lakes at Highland Village Museum at Iona on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Living history actress stands outside Black House, a stone wall and sod roof replica of a typical Gaelic dwelling, circa 1790, overlooking Bras D'Or Lakes at Highland Village Museum at Iona on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Living history actress stands inside Black House, a stone wall and sod roof replica of a typical Gaelic dwelling, circa 1790, overlooking Bras D'Or Lakes at Highland Village Museum at Iona on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Highland cattle, with distinctively long horns, graze in pasture at the Highland Village Museum at Iona on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Meadows and sedimentary rock ledges sweep southwestward along coast from headland at Whale Cove to Petite Eglise Cove on Cape Breton Island near Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Fiddle music, dancing and regional cuisine are regular fare at the Red Shoe Pub on the Ceilidh Trail; Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Fiddler and piano player entertain dinner crowd at the Red Shoe Pub on the Ceilidh Trail; Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Fiddler and piano player entertain dinner crowd at the Red Shoe Pub on the Ceilidh Trail; Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Glenora Distillery, reflected in entry pond, is a big tourism attraction along the Ceilidh Trail, and boasts the title of North America's first single malt whisky distillery; Glenville, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Copper pot stills at Glenora Distillery are a big tourism attraction along the Ceilidh Trail, and the distillery boasts the title of North America's first single malt whisky distillery; Glenville, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Bottle of Glen Breton Rare at Glenora Distillery, North America's first single malt whisky distillery; Glenville, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.