Cape Breton Estates: Land of the Golden Arms

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Cape Breton Estates: land of the golden arms

The Orangedale Area Information Page

A Pastoral Area on the Shore of the Bras d'Or Lake

Sunset on the Bras d'Or - Click for large photo

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Type of Property
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100 acre old farm on lake SOLD
100 acres on Bras d'Or SOLD
check back as new listings are continuously added here
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From the Canso Causeway, take the TransCanada Highway (Hwy 105) to the Orangedale turnoff just before reaching Whycocomagh. The turnoff is marked by a large road sign.

  • Map Locator link for Orangedale in Cape Breton
  • 15 minutes from Whycocomagh (groceries, pharmacy, etc.)
  • 50 minutes from Port Hawkesbury (closest major shopping)
  • 20 minutes from Baddeck
  • 1 hour from Sydney
  • 3 hours and 45 minutes from Halifax


Orangedale is a Canadian rural community located in Inverness County, Nova Scotia. Founded by Orangemen who settled in the vicinity of the Denys Basin of Cape Breton Island's Bras d'Or Lake, Orangedale was a small farming and fishing community until 1886 when the Intercolonial Railway of Canada mainline from Sydney to Point Tupper was constructed. Orangedale became host to a Victorian-period 2-storey wooden railway passenger station and became the preferred stop for many passengers heading to and from northern Cape Breton Island.


AREA WILDLIFE OFTEN OR SOMETIMES SEEN: Eagles, owls (various species) swallows, grouse, woodpeckers, many other birds and rabbits. Large animals such as deer, bear, moose, lynx, fox and coyote are also seen on occasion.

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Area Links:
Cape Breton bullet Central Cape Breton
A regional site that gives local information about community doings, celebrations and activities amongst the smaller communities in Central Cape Breton, including the Orangedale area, Little Narrows, Grand Narrows, Iona and in between. Links to job opportunities and Lottery results, and a few government sites broaden this site considerably.
Cape Breton bullet Bras d'Or Lake Wiki
Categories of information discussed: Subdivisions, Rivers, Wildlife, Boating, Lakeside Development, Mi'kmaq culture, General interest
Cape Breton bullet Orangedale Railway Museum
Well, for every taste, there is a museum!
Cape Breton bullet The Inverness County Web Site
Orangedale is in Inverness County and the site gives good coverage of the wider area in which this property is located.
Cape Breton bullet Bell Bay Golf Club
Named after Baddeck's most famous past resident, Alexander Graham Bell, the Bell Bay Golf Club is a highly rated course.
Cape Breton bullet Wildlife on the Cabot Trail
Provides an overview of the wildlife commonly seen on the Cabot Trail and the Aberdeen area. Moose are often spotted along the road.
Cape Breton bullet Explore the Bras d'Or
Offers a nice summary and photos of Cape Breton's inland sea from a local organization dedicated to preserving its unique qualities.
Cape Breton bullet Whycocomagh Provincial Park
A "Parks Canada" site - this page covers the attractions of the park and offers a few photos. Open from mid-June until mid October the park has picnic areas, lake access, a boat launch, and a 2.4 km (1.5 mi.) hiking trail.
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