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Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Highlands, 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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Fairview, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Yes the scenery is beautiful when you are on the coastline but found the drive through the hills and forests as average. So spend the time on the coastline. Did not do any of the hikes so can't comment on those . Did stop at the Lone shieling landmark and there is a nice short trail here as well as... More

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Montreal, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The most incredible scenery! This drive goes all around Cape Breton and hugs the ocean. There are gorgeous cliffs, beaches, green hills, etc. If you're a photographer you'll think you've died and gone to heaven :) A non stop drive will take about 4 hours but you'll need time for plenty of stops, hikes, etc. Don't forget to stop at... More

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

we went with a another couple in aug 2014....we left from Moncton N.B where we have friends that live there...it was a three hour drive to Cape Breton...we brought a tent trailer and spent 3 nights at the Baddeck campground which is at the start of the trail... we drove the Cabot trail "clockwise" and found this perfect for us...there... More

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful drive, with amazing lookouts, Go to Ingonish Beach, so pretty! We stayed in Cape North, which was about half way along the Cabot Trail.

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Surrey, Bc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were given the impression (by way of tour promotions) that we could have an amazing experience going from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and back by doing the Cabot Trail in New Brunswick along with other attractions in NB and PEI along the way. We had planned to span an 8-day period with an arrival date and departure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous scenery.....weather was cooperating, people were friendly and roads are well kept. Many lookouts to stop and admire our great country.

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St Albert AB Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved exploring this area. Spent a total of 5 days which could have been longer. Get off the beaten tracks. Take time to enjoy. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Due to weather forecast we only had 1 day of nice weather, so we completed the entire Trail in 1 day, so unfortunately had limited time to enjoy many of the hiking trails. With the exception of 2 sections - below Ingonish and coastal loop north of Neils Harbour, the roads are in good condition. We elected to drive counter... More

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Perth, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

An amazing drive in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. A good road, with excellent strategically placed lookout spots, but it is a good idea to look at the map first to see where they are so they do not 'leap out' and surprise you. The road is good and the views magnificent. We had a gorgeous sunny day which... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Stop at the roadside intepretative signs, they really help increase your enjoyment and understanding. Also, try hiking a couple of the trails to really appreciate the landscape.

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