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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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Cape Breton Island, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A lovely ride along the coast line of Cape Breton, breath-taking and relaxing.... Stops along the way in several communities make for a break on this ride. Many spots for lovely pics to be taken to memorize the occasion.

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Sherman, Connecticut
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18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great ride on a motorcycle or automobile. Sweeping views of the ocean with small villages peppered through Cape Breton National Park. Many pull offs on this road allow you to get out for wonderful photo opps.

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went and did the Cabot Trail in the fall and wasn't disappointed. The rustic scenery and fall colors were incredible. Never saw so many eagles in one day. Definitely will go again.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Visiting and driving the spectacular Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Nova Scotia during late fall was 'jaw dropping'. Not only did we get to experience the magnificent winding coastal scenery and views from the mountain tops, but to absorb the brilliant colours of fall at the same time...we were spoilt. On an earlier trip to Cape Breton we were also able... More

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Cape Breton Island is among the worlds most beautiful places. I have travelled quite a bit and I have fallen head over heals in Love with Cape Breton. The love affair began more than ten years ago after my first trip and certainly the deal was sealed after my first trip around the trail. I have driven this road many... More

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Millbrook, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Travel this road counter-clockwise so that you are on the water side of the road. For anyone on a motorcycle this trip can't be beat ! There are sometimes bicyclists on this road so care must be exercised. Stop in at Cheticamp for a true Acadian meal. The Glenora Distillery produces a couple of fine whiskys. The people are friendly... More

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Toronto, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I have been on the cabot Trail many times since I was a child. each time I discover new wonders and vistas. It is an easy drive with little traffic. Be sure to make time for the small local museums, shops and restaurants along the way. Just off the trail is BIRD ISLAND TOURS (not Donelda's). I was dubious, but... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We traveled the whole of the trail over 7 days and thoroughly recommend it. Traveling is easy, scenery and views are fantastic, there are many varied and interesting walks and plenty of good value accommodation to choose from.

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Nova Scotia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Over the years we have enjoyed the Cabot Trail in many different ways. In the fall, we have taken advantage of hiking organized by Hike the Highlands Festival and taken in music organized by Celtic Colours. In the summer, we have driven to various villages like Ingonish and Cheticamp to simply enjoy their beauty. We have cycled the full trail... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Still reliving our wonderful trip! The views and the fall colours, the fab food and the friendly people made it a trip never to be forgotten!

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