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Cabot Trail

Nova Scotia, Canada
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Type: Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Whale watching, Kayaking, Driving, Camping, Hiking
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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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We booked a cottage in Ingonish in order to take all the time we wanted and did not regret it. There is some discussion about going clockwise or counter clockwise. We went clockwise and it was amazing. However, we found the nicest views were between Pleasant Bay and Cheticamp. Counter clockwise is easier to pull over in the lookouts and... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We rode the trail for two days and are thinking about doing it again. The beauty is beyond belief! The blue, blue water, the mountains, the small towns all of it makes for a great ride! We rode it clockwise and counter clockwise and bottom line just do it! You will not regret it!

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Toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Most everything you've read in these reviews about the Cabot Trail is right on; I can only contribute by recounting my experience. I've tried to narrow it down: 1. I was told to go counter-clockwise so we started from Baddeck 2. Crossed at Englishtown super short ferry. No time advantage other than sort of fun for the kids. 3. Nothing... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

During our stay at Cape Breton Island we did the whole Cabot Trail and enjoyed many gorgeous views, sunsets and quaint little towns. Some places are more crowded than others. But we were there before peak season started and could enjoy the area at a quieter time. We highly recommend this Trail!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We travelled here to see what we had only always seen in magazines. It was a clear and early morning .. We pulled off the road to park and take pictures , but a camera can't justify what your eyes are seeing. It is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking , and you feel like you're on top of the world .... More

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Richland, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Started the Trail in Baddeck. Stopped at AGM (Bell museum), on the way to Cape North we hit Cape Smokey, Green Cove and Black Brook Beach and Neil's Harbor before stopping at Oakwood Manor for two nites. Took in Oshan's Whale Excursion and did the Skyline Trail sunset hike the next day.They need some better signs for the Whale Interpretive... More

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

As other reviewers said, don't go in the fog, and keep in mind you are on a touring road, not a freeway. On a clear day, the coastline is an impressive sight to see, and the towering cliffs are amazing to behold. There are an abundance of pull offs to pause to take in the views. If you are pressed... More

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Grimsby, On, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking view all around the island! Toured the island counter clockwise on motorcycles so we were on outside of the route. Must stop for fuel in Ingonish at Irving Gas Station. Next station is Neil's Harbour Marina if you miss it. This ride was amazing!!

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Montreal, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Make sure that when you plan to drive the cabot trail your weather is absolutely perfect. We saw nothing and it was so dangerous to drive in the fog that we had to cut across and skip a big part of the trail. So i left cape breton without having seen the number 1 attraction. Very dissapointing.

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Comber, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

A must see/do item on anyone visiting listed. My daughter and I were "wow" at every kilometer along the way. Tartan and Treasures is a definite stop along the way if you are a crazy piper like me self!!

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