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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We did the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia. It was life time experience and would like to have more time to explore various walking trials along the way. Although weather was cool, it was pleasant for hiking some of the trails. View of 'Bay of Fundy' was superb.. Highly recommend the trip, including few days in Halifax.. Worth while.. Cynthia Khin-Latt... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing scenery. Every turn of the road shows a nature's master piece. Reserve a full day and enjoy the beach on the very beggining of the trail at the east entrance. We've ound a family of mooses or meese and that completed the trip.

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Gatineau, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If it was not for the condition of some sections of the road I would have rated Excellent. I took this trip on motorcycle going counter-clockwise - what a rush climbing and descending the winding roads - I have been to other mountain ranges but the unique perspective of ocean and mountain is quite stunning. Sure there are parts of... More

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Brampton, Ontario
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I had no idea the Cabot Trail was so beautiful. Every Canadian should experience this part of our great country.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went around the trail in one day and wished we had taken at least two. There are so many hiking trails and places to explore along this route that one could take several days to go around. We went on the Skyline trail, which takes about 2 hours, and leads you out to the crest of a mountain with... More

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Royal Oak
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Cabot Trail is as beautiful as the magazines claim. It is somewhat like driving near Big Sur, but the Cabot trail is much less populated and barely commercial.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Warnings about the adequacy of your brakes are overdone. Most of this trip is smooth and gradual. Motorcyclists love the occasional twisty parts. The best view is from the counterclockwise direction because it keeps you adjacent to the railings with the view turnoffs. On everyones list of "Best Rides in North America" and deservedly so.

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Finally, the Cabot Trail - everyone everywhere suggested I visit the Cabot Trail. Initially I heard 'Cabbage Trail' so I immediately thought my bunnies would like this! All this cleared up when I entered the Canadian National Park. I paid $7.50 to enter and learned about the children's activity book. At each stop, there are stamps to be collected and... More

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HIGH RIVER
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Yup, you want to take your time on this trip. There is just so much to see and experience. Look for the next curve, and be surprised at what will be there. From quaint little villages to fantastic vistas you never know what is around the next bend.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Best traveled on a sunny day. The route is best taken counter-clockwise. Mountains, beaches, secluded coves and finally, the trail travels along the coast, high on the cliffs. Gorgeous!

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