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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are in Cape Breton you must do the Cabot Trail. The fall is a beautiful time of year with all the amazing fall colours.

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Jericho, Vt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a spectacular road along the Cape Breton Coast . We were there in October during prime leaf peeping and it was mind blowing. Great hiking trails all along the road and beautiful view points to pull off. Take your time, we did it in 3 days, but that included hiking. Strongly recommend this trip.

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armadale
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Had truely wonderful day. The scenery was spectacular. Stopped at a lovely seafood restaurant. The food was gorgeous. The people we met on the trip were so friendly. Highly recomend it. Not to be missed. We stopped at quite a few places and everyone was as beautiful as the next.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Rocky Mountains are beautiful, now close your eyes and pretend you are sitting on a ledge on the side of your favorite mountain in the Rockies. Look one way and see the beautiful mountainous expanse. Now look the other way and look down and out into the sea as far as your eyes can behold. That's the Cabot Trial.... More

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tipperary
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We drove the trail during a trip that included young and old. The roads are mostly good a little scary at one point but it is a fabulous drive wit fantastic views, and it has viewing spots so you can pull over and take pictures. We stayed in ingonish overnight and continued on the trail on the second day. Well... More

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New England
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Trail on Cape Breton is a "must see". Its natural beauty is as good as most any national park anywhere - a real treasure of Canada. Many of the views are breath-taking and unique. Be sure to allocate enough time. It will take up to 6 hours to drive just the major loop with only stops for viewing/vistas. If... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was looking forward to driving on the Cabot Trail. I was in the Swiss Alps last year, and the Rockies in 2010. I love the mountains. Well, everyone told me not to expect too much because the Highlands are not the Rockies or the Alps. True, but the mountains in the Highlands are stunning and beautiful in its own... More

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My third time on the trail.......first Autumn viewing.......absolutely beautiful!! Colours would be even more stunning 2nd week of Oct.

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Florida
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354 reviews 354 reviews
104 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Until a week ago, I'd never heard of Cabot Trail. Then I read that it was on a list of the 20 most beautiful drives in the world! And, as luck would have it, we already had flights booked to Nova Scotia, so we immediately added it to our to-do list. Talk about the stars aligning in our favor -... More

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Regina, Canada
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30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Cabot trail can be traveled in 1 day or 2 if you want to stop to go whale watching or hike trails. We lucked out with great weather and the trees starting to turn their vibrant fall colours. The red maple trees were the most amazing. everywhere we stopped along the way provided a lovely view and great people to... More

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