L’Ardoise and surrounding towns abound in wild berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, dewberries – even cranberries and foxberries. Free clam digging is available within five miles. Concerts and Ceilidhs are available in many locations throughout Cape Breton, some featuring the unique brand of Cape Breton fiddle music. Fortress Louisbourg is a world class historic re-enactment of a French Acadian fortress town. The beach in L’Ardoise, in the hamlet of Point Michaud, is 1.5 miles long, considered to be world class in quality. Fishing from shore is available in the 300 yard canal connecting the Atlantic with the Bras d’Or Lakes, about 7 miles from our house. We have a 120 degree view of the Atlantic and the harbour.