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Cabot Trail

Address: Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Type: Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Whale watching, Kayaking, Driving, Camping, Hiking
Owner description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors to the spectacular scenery...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Whale watching, Kayaking, Driving, Camping, Hiking
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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Charlottetown, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I do an annual golf pilgrimage every year to CB. One of the highlights is the drive to Ingonish and Highland Links just because of the scenery on the way there. The Cabot Trail is long and slow but it's one of the best drives in Canada. I always consider this drive one of the highlights of the golf trip.

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Concord, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took a week to drive the trail. We spent several days at each of the hotels we chose. It was an adventure filled with whale watching, puffin tours, seafood overload, history, romance and more. I would highly recommend it!

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Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Cabot Trail provides access to one of Nature's best scenic gems in North America. You can simply drive the entire trail, which is a long road that loops around the entire northern half of Cape Breton Island, but that would almost be a waste of the opportunity to really take in the natural beauty of this place, and it... More 

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Maple, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Must see before you die !!! Unforgettable experience! We spent 22 days in Nova Scotia and 4 of these days we explored the Cabot Trail. Lots of trails for hiking , nice people , restaurants etc.. it was our best trip in 2014 and first trip in our life to go so far by car . We travel around the... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Title says it all... It truly is One of the worlds best drives.. so much to see and do. We hiked a few places and drove through one of the most beautiful places in the world. You have to do this

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We have wanted to take this drive forever and it was awesome! We ate in quaint Cheticamp and enjoyed the picturesque villages. The views of the headlands coming down to the sea is amazing! The scenery was gorgeous, and the people were so welcoming! We spent 2 days on the trail so we could really enjoy the experience! Take this... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We rode the Trail clockwise from Cheticamp to Ingonish. Loved the moose, the scenery and the clean air. Did not enjoy the terrifying winds on Cape Smokey. Keltic Lodge was awesome.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The sights along the Cabot Trail are amazing. In October the fall leaves are so beautiful that we found ourselves stopping to take pictures every few miles. If you go, be sure to leave lots of time to enjoy the drive.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our half day kayaking and full day hiking with Jennifer from Cabot Trail Adventures were the highlights of our “bucket list” adventure. She provided expert instruction and guidance along with being very knowledgeable about the local history and environment. She was very easy to talk to, had a good sense of humor, and provided everything needed… we just had to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

In a recent trip to visit relatives we spent the day travelling around the Calbot Trail. The leaves had yet to start to change colour but it was still breathtaking. We took a whale watching tour which was an incredible experience.

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