Ben Eoin lies on the East Bay of the Bras d'Or Lake and hosts an all season resort including a ski hill (Ski Ben Eoin), an 18 hole golf course (The Lakes Golf Club) and an 83 slip marina (The Ben Eoin Marina). Also located in Ben Eoin is a provincial picnic and hiking park (Ben Eoin Provincial Park), a country inn (The Birches) and a large summer trailer park (Ben Eoin Beach RV Resort & Campground).
The name, Beinn Eòin, translates to "John's Mountain" ("Eoin" means John) and is named after John (Jonathan - son of John) McNeil, a farmer who lived at the foot of Ben Eoin around 1855 or earlier. (R.M. McLellan PM 1905).
- "Geographical Names of Canada - Ben Eoin". Government of Canada. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- "Nova Scotia Geographical Names Database entry for "Ben Eoin" (includes map)". Government of Nova Scotia. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- "Ben Eoin resort proposal would combine ski resort, golf course and marina". The Cape Breton Post. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- "$3.5-million marina proposed for Ben Eoin". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
- "Ben Eoin resort proposal would combine ski resort, golf course and marina". CBC News. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- "Place-names of the province of Nova Scotia (1922), by Thomas J Brown". Royal Print & Litho., Halifax, N.S. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
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