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Kennington Cove
This historic location boasts a beautiful sandy beach. Swim in the waters that British soldiers waded through at the onset of two assaults on the Fortress.

Lighthouse Point
Set foot on the location of the first lighthouse in Canada. Although long gone (the first two burned down), the foundations of the original lighthouses are there to see.
 
Nightly  music, comedy, theatre and dance in an open-air theatre.
 
This is a short walking trail located in the Visitor Centre parking lot that interprets the history of the Mi’kmaq people on Cape Breton Island.
 
Royal Battery
This short interpretive walk shows you how the French attempted to defend the Fortress from the north shore of the harbour and how it actually contributed to the fall of the Fortress. 
 
Simon Point
On your way to or from Kennington Cove, take a few moments to walk the Simon Point Trail. This short trail takes you through the woods, over a small bridge to the coastline.
 
Dedicated to the preservation of the only remaining S & L Railway station, freight shed, rolling stock and thousands of artifacts relating to the S & L Railway and local history.
 

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Fortress Rum
The FLA, Parks Canada, and Authentic Seacoast have partnered to store rum behind the massive stone walls of the Fortress as it was stored 300 years ago. Come celebrate Fortress Rum with us
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