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Ceilidh Trail

Address: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Type: Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Sports
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Owner description: Following the shore of western Cape Breton, this 67-mile-long trail offers magnificent views of dramatic coastline, bays, inlets and rolling farmlands.
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

If you want to hear Fiddle Music you have come to the right place. The Ceilidh trail will lead you into the heart of Cape Breton Music. Stop into anyone of the CoOps or other small stores along this trail, and you can find postings on the info wall for a Ceilidh(gathering) happening somewhere. Better yet ask at the tourist... More

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Maidstone, Kent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

A lot of time and energy has been spent trying to make what is basically a road into 'The Ceilidh Trail'. Some stretches have nice views, but this is Nova Scotia, so really that's a given. It's not that it's terrible, just that it doesn't live up to the PR hype. That said, It's a good (if at times bumpy)... More

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thunder bay ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Drive the whole trail and take in every moment. The scenery is breathtaking. Bring your camera and stop at all the wonderful places. they are all small towns with a lot of charm.

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Quite a quiet patch. Lots of beautiful views to see and plenty if stops / beaches. Good to stop at Judique- often have musical events.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

If you take this trail immediately after crossing the causeway to Cape Breton you will have a nice drive along the coast clear to Cheticamp where the Cabot Trail and Highlands Nat. Park begin. The road is a bit rough in a few places. Our climate is hard on asphalt, with much freezing and thawing in the winter. An alert... More

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Sydney, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I love this drive along the south east part of Cape Breton. Ocean views and scenic Acadian villages are the norm. A great, late summer beach for the whole family is Point Michaud. It is all sand and shallow for a great distance from the shoreline. The waves are big and fun for the older "kids" as well

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Portland & Medford Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

In October, there is no better place to see "Fall Colours." One of the most beautiful drives anywhere, ever. Rank it with the Amalfi Coast; Highway 1 through Big Sur in California, and the best in the world.

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Truro, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great views, some good hiking... camped at Sunset Sands RV Park in Port Hood, the campground was pretty crowded and nothing special, but the beach next door is spectacular!!!!!

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Nova Scotia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

A great way to experience the Gaelic culture and the music! There is also some pretty amazing hiking and scenery around Mabou.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

God's country! Scenery is amazing. People are genuinely friendly. Countryside and Northumberland strait go on forever. Sunsets are truly awesome.

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