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Address: Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Whale watching, Kayaking, Driving, Camping, Hiking
Description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors...
One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands.
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A MUST SEE!

I have travelled the Cabot Trail many times- the first time when I was 5. We visit Baddeck every 5 years and leave from here. It is one of the most beautiful drives that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
leighla
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ontario,canada
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ontario,canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have travelled the Cabot Trail many times- the first time when I was 5. We visit Baddeck every 5 years and leave from here. It is one of the most beautiful drives that you will take. Leave a lot of time and visit the small shops along the way. If you can, take two days and stay somewhere on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
90 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My friends and I took a road trip along the Canadian East Coast and the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, NS was one of the drives. Not only did I get to see my first moose, but I saw greens greener than green! Nova Scotia quickly became my favourite Canadian province! The trail is absolutely amazing with some stunning viewing... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We drove the entire Cabot trail in August 2014 - and doubled back a second time it was so beautiful. The B&B's throughout the entire trip are excellent but if your doing your trip in the peak period of summer reserve in advance. The area between pleasant bay and cheticamp is by far the best for wow views. We ate... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

WOW! You will not be disappointed if you make a trip around "The Trail". The mountains, the ocean, wildlife, beaches, fishing, GOLFING, camping or staying in a luxury resort, this place has everything. Awesome. I don't know where to start....depending on your length of visit and what you are looking for in a vacation, I can assure you its available... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful, amazing views, surprise nature sightings, lots of rest stops, and tons of fantastic nature activities. Dogs came with us...they seemed to LOVE it too :) ! Don't forget bathing suits like we did.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a very scenic drive! So many places to stop and visit! We saw an awesome bald eagle perched in the tree right along the guard rail. What a sight! We hiked many trails in Pleasant Bay. A great place to enjoy the outdoors.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

loved the trip, we went the full trail over the course of 3 days...stopped off at B&B's for the night and did a whale watching tour over in Cheticamp we drove east to west. Spectacular vistas, beautiful landscapes. It's something I hope to do again....never heard you can't check a bucket list item off twice.

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Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Did this drive in September of 2014. We had unexpected amazing weather. So many businesses to stop at along the way and I'll never forget the kindness of the people of Cape Breton.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Cabot Trail is a wonderful scenic drive offering some of the best views in Nova Scotia. If you have lots of time, stop at the lookoffs, take in the beauty, hike the hikes and see the waterfalls. If time is limited, drive the trail and enjoy the scenery as time permits. The national parks offers so many possibilities, you... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are planning a visit make sure you allow plenty of time that is at least 3days. There are so many wonderful places to visit along the way. Most of them were scenic but the rug museum which you might miss on the Western side was just fabulous and that is from people who had no previous information of... More 

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