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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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Kingston, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Unbelievable scenery. Plan on taking the entire day to drive it. It's well worth the time. It was my favourite part of our Nova Scotia trip.

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Springhill, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views and many adventures that make driving the trail more fun and interesting. We went to the bog and waterfalls which made nice stopping distance to stretch your legs. I can't wait to go back again!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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179 reviews 179 reviews
91 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Drove this road based on recommendations on friends who had taken the drive. Not disappointed. The National Park sits at the end (top) of Cape Breton and the Cabot trail goes around and through it. The trail continues on down both the eastern and western coastlines of Cape Breton. Accomodations at various locations in the small villages (such as Baddeck... More

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Savannah GA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

BLUF: great tarmac and spectacular scenery make this a can't miss trip. We drove it in one day and would've liked to have allowed another day or two to make more stops. Fuel can be a bit scarce for motos that are tight on range but a bit of planning fixes that. To my list of other great motorcycle roads... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We booked a cottage in Ingonish in order to take all the time we wanted and did not regret it. There is some discussion about going clockwise or counter clockwise. We went clockwise and it was amazing. However, we found the nicest views were between Pleasant Bay and Cheticamp. Counter clockwise is easier to pull over in the lookouts and... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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165 reviews 165 reviews
56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We rode the trail for two days and are thinking about doing it again. The beauty is beyond belief! The blue, blue water, the mountains, the small towns all of it makes for a great ride! We rode it clockwise and counter clockwise and bottom line just do it! You will not regret it!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Most everything you've read in these reviews about the Cabot Trail is right on; I can only contribute by recounting my experience. I've tried to narrow it down: 1. I was told to go counter-clockwise so we started from Baddeck 2. Crossed at Englishtown super short ferry. No time advantage other than sort of fun for the kids. 3. Nothing... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

During our stay at Cape Breton Island we did the whole Cabot Trail and enjoyed many gorgeous views, sunsets and quaint little towns. Some places are more crowded than others. But we were there before peak season started and could enjoy the area at a quieter time. We highly recommend this Trail!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We travelled here to see what we had only always seen in magazines. It was a clear and early morning .. We pulled off the road to park and take pictures , but a camera can't justify what your eyes are seeing. It is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking , and you feel like you're on top of the world .... More

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Richland, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Started the Trail in Baddeck. Stopped at AGM (Bell museum), on the way to Cape North we hit Cape Smokey, Green Cove and Black Brook Beach and Neil's Harbor before stopping at Oakwood Manor for two nites. Took in Oshan's Whale Excursion and did the Skyline Trail sunset hike the next day.They need some better signs for the Whale Interpretive... More

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