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Address: Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Whale watching, Kayaking, Driving, Camping, Hiking
Description: One of the most magnificent loop drives in North America treats visitors...
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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How can you put a value on this lovely view of nature?

The Cabot Trail is a unique experience for the first time visitor to the Maritime Provinces! It is miles of beautiful coastline: of places where the land meets the sea in all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Bridgewater NJ USA
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Bridgewater NJ USA
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443 reviews 443 reviews
196 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Cabot Trail is a unique experience for the first time visitor to the Maritime Provinces! It is miles of beautiful coastline: of places where the land meets the sea in all sorts of unique nooks and crannies and diverse coastline experiences! If you are not a nature lover, this might not be for you, but if you can stop... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Has the best scenery anyplace could ever have. The staff that look after the trail do an excellent job. Very very clean with lots of information to be had at the check in. Third trip here and will return again and again. People in the area are so polite and friendly. Could ask nothing more.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The views from this drive are phenomenal. There is nothing quite like it anywhere else. Many places to stop along the way for art lovers and nature lovers alike. Well worth the drive.

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Ohsweken, ON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The immense beauty cannot be put into words and photos do not do justice to what my eyes and heart felt while there! Do not just drive non stop ... There are many site stops. The North Mountain is amazing. The plateau stop puts you at 455 meters elevation.. I couldn't stop looking. Cheticamp is such a pretty village. I... More 

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Michigan
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191 reviews 191 reviews
72 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure what all of these other reviewer were thinking, but the views were not amazing from the Cabot Trail. Overall, there were two places to pull off that were worth seeing. One good pull off spot was just north of Ingonish and had a nice rocky coastline and was good for photos. The other good pull off with... More 

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Port Hood
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

view was wonderful but the roads need to be paved they were an embarresment to our province. Everyone we met commented on the condition of the roads. Our visitors were from Ontario and were not impressed. The scenery for the most part made up for it.

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Sydney, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What can I say? The drive is breath-taking. Take at least 2 days and hike, relax on a beach, just experience nature...whatever you fancy, but it is definitely worth your time. Do it, you won't be disappointed.

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St.pete Beach, Fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Probably the most scenic drive ever. You cannot describe this trail and do it justice. A must do in one's lifetime, especially during foliage season. Not a good place to travel by RV. We parked our RV, rented a car, and enjoyed. We started near Bras D'Or and finished in Sydney. We are planning on going back to do it... More 

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Stewiacke, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Cabot trail is beautiful anytime of the year. But, to see it in October when the leaves have changed colours is the best time of the year to visit. There are beautiful waterfalls and many hiking trails to enjoy. You should stop at the information center for free maps and information on activities, hiking trails and location of waterfalls.... More 

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Cincinnati
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had read that this was one of the World's most scenic drives. What we read was correct! We are so happy that we made the decision to take this drive. One scene is more gorgeous than the next. But it never becomes monotonous as it is constantly changing around each curve on the trail. This really is a magnificent... More 

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Address: Address: Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island

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