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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
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, Outdoors
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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London, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Travelled the Cabot Trail with my friend from Michigan. We were touring around to buy a piece of property together. Roads are excellent and very light traffic. The scenery is so beautiful that sometimes it seems fake. It's hard to believe that nature can be so perfect. Cape Breton National Park is the best of the best along the Cabot... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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46 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a windy road around the tip of Nova Scotia with great viepoints of this fairly wild coastline. Lots of little villages. A day trip rather than a place to stay.

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Cabot trail is one of the most beautiful scenic drives with beautiful scenery and beaches truly a pleasure to take in . highly recommend

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North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Being a Cape Bretoner, I can only say after all these years this is still an amazing, breathtaking and spectacular view. As a tourist operator, it is a must and I insist, that you drive the whole way around, it is a surprise and worth every unexpected turn, you will begin to realize why we were nominated No. 1 island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I holidayed around the Cabot trail yearly as a child, camping out and generally taking the long view of the sights - doing hikes as a family, wandering down side roads to see what was at the end of all those "No Exit" roads. We usually took 4 days. I now live in Cape North, thanks to a great job.... More 

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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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39 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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249 reviews 249 reviews
41 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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