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What to pack

Pack smart for the most enjoyable trip 

Discovering Cape Breton's seasonal experiences requires smart packing to adapt to changing weather. While we at Ridge on the Chimney provide essentials for your stay in the cottage, guests should pack wisely for varying conditions. Cape Breton's climate can shift, so versatile clothing and layers are essential. Consider bringing hiking boots, rain jackets, and bathing suits for beach outings, depending on the season. Being prepared ensures you can fully enjoy the diverse outdoor activities Cape Breton offers year-round.

Chimney Corner Beach

Pack light for the beach, we've got your main items covered

Enjoy your stroll down to Chimney Corner Beach, but don't forget your beach gear! We've got you covered with everything you need for a relaxing day by the sea. Our amenities include beach umbrellas, beach chairs, and beach towels, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable beach experience. So pack light and leave the bulky gear behind – we've got everything you need for a perfect day in the sun.

Enjoy the sunset at any temperature

For those planning to enjoy the sunset in the evenings, remember to pack an appropriate sweater to stay warm as the temperature drops. While Cape Breton's sunsets are breathtaking, the evenings can become cool, especially near the coast. A cozy sweater will ensure you stay comfortable while soaking in the stunning views of the setting sun. Don't let the chill detract from your experience – come prepared and fully enjoy the beauty of Cape Breton's golden hour.

Ridge Sunset Point
Egypt Falls

Weather can change quickly in some seasons

For spring or fall weather in Cape Breton, pack layers. Fluctuating temperatures are characteristic of these seasons. Start with a lightweight, waterproof jacket keep the occasional rain showers off, and include sweaters or fleeces for some heat during cooler mornings and evenings. Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots are a must for exploring the island's trails and coastline. Don't forget to pack a hat and sunglasses, as well as a scarf and gloves for chillier days. Finally, bring a backpack to carry essentials like water bottles, snacks, and a camera to capture the stunning landscapes.

Theres no bad weather, just bad clothing 

Gearing up for winter in Cape Breton, is all about staying warm and cozy while still being ready for adventure. Start with some good-quality winter gear like a waterproof jacket, insulated gloves, and a hat. Don't forget layers, like thermal tops and fleece-lined pants, to lock in that body heat. And of course, sturdy boots for trudging through the snow, whether you're hitting the trails for a winter hike or just strolling around the Ridge. There's nothing quite like sipping a hot cup of coffee while watching the snowflakes fall, so grab your gear, bundle up, and get ready to embrace all that winter has to offer at Ridge on the Chimney.

Holding cup of coffee in winter
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