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Address: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Description: Following the shore of western Cape Breton, this 67-mile-long trail offers...
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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It's just a road

This route is a pretty unexceptional route. There are some views of the water, but it's often inland. It's the best way to get to some destinations that you might want to reach... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This route is a pretty unexceptional route. There are some views of the water, but it's often inland. It's the best way to get to some destinations that you might want to reach (Judique, Mabou, and Cabot Links), but there's no reason to go out of your way to take it otherwise.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
5 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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20 reviews 20 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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