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Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Type: Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Whale watching, Kayaking, Driving, Camping, Hiking
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Owner description: 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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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Lived most of my life in Nova Scotia...never did all of the Cabot Trail. ten years after leaving we were visiting family and decided to finally see it all and glad we did....Never knew we had so much amazingly beautiful scenery in our backyard!! A must see!

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Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
32 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We travelled the Cabot Trail in mid-October which was a bit risky weather-wise, and also some businesses were in the process of closing down for the season. However we were blessed with beautiful autumnal weather and the coast-line, and inlets and lakes all with the stunning backdrop of the fall colours, made it a truly memorable drive. There are endless... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We took the East side road for the driving tour. One of the neat parts of the trip was crossing via a cable-tow car ferry. Haven't seen one of those in years but makes perfect sense for the short distance. There is of course a fee, but the option is a much longer drive. Unfortunately, there are not a lot... More

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Lake City, Florida
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243 reviews 243 reviews
40 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Unfortunately, for the 2 days we were here, the weather was dreary and overcast. While the drive was still beautiful, I am sure it is amazing with blue, sunny skies. We chose to do the drive counter-clockwise, so we would be closer to the views. I not really sure it makes a difference.

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Peoria, Illinois
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What magnificent colors in the trees and just a beautiful drive - so much to see - natural beauty. Very enjoyable driving.

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Bloomington, il
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Even with the rain, the Cabot Trail was worth it. On a sunny day, it would be world class. We spent a night at a private campground -- Hideaway Campground. Well worth as opposed to the over used provincial parks.

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Lake City, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We spent two days driving the Cabot Trail and enjoying the great hiking. The leaves had not yet turned but scenery was still great.

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wonderful drive. Make sure your car is in great working condition. Amazing to be driving with ocean & steep cliffs on one side, with the mountains on the other side. We went the weekend before the Celtic colors weekend and hit the area in peak colors.

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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
69 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a long day's driving with only two or three hours available to spend out of the car on the walking trails if you aim for a 1-day trip, and there are not many good places to break overnight if you are not a fan of camping. So, read the park details before you go and choose the right... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We booked a private excursion through Blackwood Tours on our recent cruise that ported in Sydney. Tom Hunter was our driver and guide. We would have liked to drive the entire Cabot trail but time considerations prevented that. Nevertheless, Tom did a wonderful job taking us up to Ingonish Beach and the Keltic Lodge along the Trail. He knew all... More

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