Have you heard of Kidston Island? It’s an island within Cape Breton Island, so it sounds sweet already! And while nobody actually lives there, it’s a super fun place to hang out. You can catch a free ferry from the Baddeck Boardwalk and spend the day swimming at the beach – there’s even a lifeguard on duty so safety won’t be an issue. If hiking is your thing, wander from coast to coast and check out all the great spots in between. Head up to the lighthouse and see if you can spot The Bell house on Beinn Bhreagh. What else do you see? Bald eagles? Likely! How to get there: Head to Baddeck and go directly to the the waterfront where you can catch the shuttle next to the wharf.