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Bras d'Or Lake

Nova Scotia, Canada
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Lake Worth, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
95 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
71 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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