Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Protected Areas


Chimney Corner

Chimney Corner This site is a large forested patch in the Dunvegan Fluted Hills Natural Landscape of western Cape Breton, which currently has no representation in the provincial protected areas network. The area’s unique ridged topography includes steep forested slopes and ravines. The forests span a transitional gradient from coastal influenced stands to higher elevation stands growing in interior sheltered valleys. Most of the forest is relatively undisturbed mature hardwood and mixedwood.

The rugged topography, scenic views of the Northumberland Strait, and proximity to the Cabot Trail, make this a potential backcountry hiking destination.

Forest access roads have been excluded from the boundaries to enable ongoing vehicle access to adjacent private lands.