The Fairmont Ridge Hiking Trail System will appeal to both experienced hikers and those out for a Saturday stroll. Those desiring a good trek will “enjoy” the 370m (1200ft) climb over the full hike up steep ridges and into deep ravines. Less experienced outdoors people will appreciate that there is a map sign found at every trail junction, and that you are never more than 800m/yd from any one of them. Many route options are available with this interconnected design of trail network, with the longest route available totalling 11-km (7-mi). Fairmont Ridge offers marvelous views of Antigonish Harbour, St. George's Bay and Cape Breton from numerous locations along the route.
Take exit 33 to Antigonish from Trans Canada Highway 104. Follow Church Street to Main Street in Antigonish and from there, turn right onto Route 337. Traveling north for 10kms (6mi), the trail head is on the left hand side of the road and offers ample parking.