Although you are sleeping right in the shadow of the Cape Breton Highlands, you are surprisingly close to a lot of attractions around Cape Breton Island. It's only just over an hour drive to Sydney to do some shopping or drop a few loonies into the old slot machines at the Sheriton Casino (who knows you might hit the jackpot and win enough to pay for your trip). You may want to go for a tour of an old time coal mine where you'll get to talk with the some of the original miners who do the tours, or you might want to head directly for the Fortress of Louisbourg, You should allow about 4-5 hours for this tour, (this is the largest historical reconstruction in North America). Have Dinner or Supper at the Fortress but don't expect "Haute Cuisine" because the food is exactly the same as it was in 1748. Buy some bread from the bakery it's really made from scratch and I'll bet it doesn't make it home in one piece, oh and by the way don't drop it on your foot, I'm not saying it's hefty but it could involve broken bones. The Grub Stake in Louisbourg (town) has real good food or try the Peking Restaurant on Charlotte St. in Sydney (authentic Chinese food). Then check and see if there's any concerts or activities down on the boardwalk. Come on home then, and have a real good sleep, g'night.
If you enjoy trout fishing get up real early in the morning and head up the Wreck Cove Road to the Highland lakes that make up the water supply for the Wreck Cove Hydro Project , here you'll find some of the best trout fishing in Nova Scotia and no bugs, ah... just kidding about the bugs but a little DEET will take care of that, if you bribe Mike with food he might tell you where his spots are. For some real fun fishing head down to the Ferry at Englishtown and try out some of those big heavy lures and catch some mackerel , fillet them right down there and when you fry up those fillets and have them for supper you-will- have-lived. If you sleep in (later than 6 AM) then take a drive up to Ingonish and plan for a Whale watching adventure on one of those sturdy Atlantic fishing boats or see Whales by Sail with Sea Visions. In the afternoon enjoy the sights and attractions of Ingonish Beach or take a nice hike up Franey or along the Clyburn Trail, way back up to where the old gold mine was.