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Bras d'Or Lake

Nova Scotia, Canada
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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144 reviews 144 reviews
67 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Few natural sights make me as happy as seeing the Bras d'Or after a year's absence. See it from as many angles and vantage points as you can...Baddeck, Irish Cove, Big Pond...not to be missed!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Very scenic......many leisure & fishing boats.....expensive-looking cottages......Dundee Resort & Golf is at lower end.......nice course, really good food & service......situated on the lake.

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Somerset, England
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411 reviews 411 reviews
281 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We drove most of the scenic roads around this lake - we left Baddeck early and finished up in Sydney at the end of the day having enjoyed all the scenery both inland, on the water and the small fishing communities on the way.

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It would take days to drive around this spectacular body of water..with all it's fiords, bays and islands... A must to experience..

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Tatamagouche, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

As cruising yacht people, this is the absolute pinnacle of sailing in Eastern North America. With deep, well-marked water with numerous anchorages, the friendliest people anywhere and gorgeous scenery, it is difficult to imagine how it could get any better than this. We prefer to use St. Peter's Lions Club Marina as our "home base" for the three to five... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

As sailors, my husband and I we're interested in the area after talking to the locals. We were not disappointed. This is a beautiful place for the nature traveler though there are plenty of upscale and trendy restaurants and beautiful lodgings in the area. We found the Moon guide and Fodor's to be very accurate. We only spent 1 night... More

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Chatham, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Again, it would have been nice to have more time in this area, but it is very quiet and scenic, a huge inland lake.

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Largo, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One usually passes the Bras d'Or lake on the way to Cabot Trail, but even if you don't plan to get up that far, brush alongside this beautiful lake and villages around it. So many scenic sites that almost take your breath away. Sit still for a moment and take it all in for sure. There are several neat local... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Again if you love nature this is your place, beware of the Canadian mosquitoes they are huge! We did not swing on the lake so we did not have that issue.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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240 reviews 240 reviews
132 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Running a good portion of the eastern side of Cape Breton, Bras d'Or Lake is surrounded by mountains, wooded hillsides and beautiful harbors. You can sit for hours and watch the sailboats.

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