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Bras d'Or Lake

Nova Scotia, Canada
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Largo, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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189 reviews 189 reviews
95 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Calgary, Canada
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68 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

the area around this lake is beautiful. We headed south from Louisbourg and then crossed over the lake using the bridge at the Narrows (near Iona) and then again on a ferry heading over to Glenvale (or was that Glendale). The day was a bit over cast but the views of the lake and the towns/villages around there were still... More

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Midland, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Marble Mountain is a small community on the North Shore of the Bras d'Or about 30 minutes from Port Hawkesbury. It has a lovely beach with crystal clear water which ranges in colour from Caribbean turquoise to an almost navy blue. There is a look-off with terrific views across the lake and if you are a hiker, you can climb... More

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Bras d'Or Lake is not a single destination. There is little Bras d'Or and Big Bras d'Or lake.Best to check it out on a map, and decide where you want to explore. It is an in land sea, that stretches for miles. The senic Bras d'Or Lake drive is along Canada's trans Canadian 105. People going to Cape Breton's Cabot... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a great drive all around the Lake. Our 2 grandsons went fishing for Mackerel with a local fisherman ( known to my brother-in-law ) , who explained the tides coming in & out of the lake thus making it mostly salt water. We crossed afterwards at the Englishtown ferry where we had wonderful fish & chips at 'Captain... More

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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Took a sail boat out for almost two hours. Our guide sailed past Alexander Graham Bells House which is the only way to see it. No tours for his family still lives there.

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Marion, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We saw more beauty just driving around while staying here than when we went out specifically looking for scenic drives.

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Happy in Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed at the Barra Strait Inn right on the lake in Iona, very comfortable and great sunrise in the morning of the lake.

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