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Cabot Trail

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Address: Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 9022953310
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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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What a fun and gorgeous drive

Lovely twisty roads to give a bit of a challenge (though more guard rails than Pike's Peak!). Gorgeous ocean and mountain views. Lots of pull-offs from which to enjoy them. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Rew, Pennsylvania
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Rew, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely twisty roads to give a bit of a challenge (though more guard rails than Pike's Peak!). Gorgeous ocean and mountain views. Lots of pull-offs from which to enjoy them. If I weren't on a schedule I'd do it again. And again.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Being a biker, we had to hit this ride. Luckily we made it on a beautiful sunny day and did get to see a Moose as well! If you haven't done this on a motorcycle then get to it!

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We drove the entire Cabot Trail. Forget the Eastern Side, I would drive up the Western Side and turn around at North Cape and come back.

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Sydney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Driving the Cabot Trail is absolutely spectacular and rates up there with the Rockies. Nobody would be disappointed with this amazing spectacle.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We (family of 4 - 2 adults, 2 children 13 & 9) hiked the Skyline Trail, The Bog, MacIntosh Brook & Lone Spieling. The weather was great & the Skyline was a bit of a struggle for the kids but they made it. Unfortunately we did not see any moose but heard about one at the end that was on... More 

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Wallace, Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must do on your bucket list. The views are beautiful well worth seeing.. Take to the time to stop in Bedeck to visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Will be back for sure

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Aurora, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Driving the Cabot Trail was supposed to be the highlight of our trip to Nova Scotia this summer. Having seen the television commercials with the woman driving her convertible down a beautiful winding road with amazing ocean vistas sold us on this destination. The reality was somewhat different. Raining and foggy the whole time, we couldn't even see the sea,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Cabot Trail is undeniably beautiful. if you like trees, endless endless trees, and mountains and coastal views then you will find a lot to like here. But then again, this drive has been so hyped up that we honestly expected more. My father commented "It's nice, but it's no nicer than the west coast of Scotland" and that pretty... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

No doubt, the Cabot Trail is one of the finest motorcycle rides in the country. The excellent roads (within the National Park - more about the other roads later), the spectacular views, the lovely places to stay in the larger area, the many scenic lay bys, the easy trail access for the occasional walks that make a day on the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Mostly nice ride, beautiful views. We spend 3 nights while traveling the Cabot trail. It wasn't enough. I'd spend at least a couple more to have a more relaxing time. We stayed in Margaree River, and in Pleasant Bay. Should have stayed maybe in Ingonish and/or Meat Cove also. Did the skyline trail near Pleasant Bay ( mostly flat and... More 

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